Two days after Naya Rivera went swimming in Lake Piru, authorities concern that she could by no means be discovered. Sgt. Kevin Donoghue of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Workplace gave a replacement on the Glee star’s case at a press convention on Thursday, July 9.
“It relies upon,” Donoghue replied when requested if Rivera’s physique shall be recovered if she did undoubtedly drown. “If the physique is entangled in one thing beneath the water, it could by no means come again up. We don’t know.”
Us confirmed on Wednesday, July 8, that the 33-year-old actress lacked hours after she rented a pontoon boat along with her 4-year-old son, Josey, at Lake Piru within the Los Angeles space. Donoghue confirmed on Thursday that Josey, who was discovered secure within the boat, informed officers that his mom was swimming.
“He gave sufficient info to investigators to conclude that his mom by no means made it out of the water,” Donoghue mentioned, noting that “swimming is permitted” within the lake. “There’s actually no robust undercurrents such as you would have within the ocean, however generally the water could be very chilly, and hypothermic parts being in chilly water may have an effect on some folks. However, I don’t know that that’s the case right here.”
Donoghue added that they’ve 100 personnel trying to find Rivera.
“A big proportion of them are divers,” he defined. “The assets that we’ve right here from Tulare County, Los Angeles County, San Luis Obispo County are all divers. However, the manpower additionally contains the helicopter crew chiefs, the pilots, and the folks who can be organizing the search efforts right here on the command put up. Our investigators have been involved with the household to maintain them up to date as we progress our search efforts.”
The sergeant, nonetheless, additionally famous that “visibility is horrible” within the lake.
“This significantly in that space, there may be a whole lot of bushes and crops and such which can be below the water that may trigger entanglements,” he mentioned on Thursday. “Makes it unsafe for the divers and makes it extra sophisticated for the search.”
Us confirmed that the seek for Rivera halted at roughly 9 p.m. P.T. on Thursday. The search is about to renew on Friday, July 10.
Rivera shares Josey with ex-husband Ryan Dorsey. The 36-year-old actor was noticed at Rivera’s sister Nickayla Rivera’s L.A. house on Thursday. Whereas he has but to publicly touch upon the case, a supply informed Us that the actress’ household held a “prayer service” on Thursday.
“Naya’s mom is frightened and anxious,” the supply informed Us. “[She] has reached out to family members late [Wednesday night] to hope for Naya’s return.”