Naya Rivera Of ‘Glee’ Fame Posted Chilling Message Days Before She Disappeared In Presumed Drowning
Earlier today, we reported that former “Glee” star Naya Rivera had gone missing after going out boating with her 4 year-old son on Lake Piru in California.
Now, it’s been revealed that just days before she vanished, the 33 year-old posted a chilling message on Instagram.
“No matter the year, circumstance, or strifes everyday you’re alive is a blessing,” Rivera wrote on Instagram five days before she disappeared.
“Make the most of today and every day you are given. tomorrow is not promised.”
This comes as Rivera is presumed to be dead, with authorities still scouring the lake for any trace of her.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Eric Buschow said that the actress rented a pontoon with her 4 year-old son Josey at around 1pm on Wednesday.
Hours later, the toddler was found sleeping alone on the boat, with Rivera nowhere to be found.
Her adult-sized life vest was found on the boat as well.
“We’re going on the belief that she did go in the water and we have not been able to locate her,” Buschow said, according to Page Six.
“So this may well be a case of drowning.”
E! Online reported that the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department has officially updated the search for Rivera to classify it as a “recovery operation.”
“Upwards of 100 law enforcement and emergency personnel—including several dive teams from Sheriff’s Departments around the region—are searching the depths of Lake Piru for the body of Naya Rivera who is missing with all indications she drowned in Lake Piru,” the department said on Thursday.
“The number of on-scene personnel is about double the number of people who were searching yesterday after Rivera’s son was found alone on a boat on the lake, which is about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles.”
Ventura County Sheriff Deputy Chris Dyer added in a press conference that there is “no signs of foul play” and “no signs of anything that went wrong besides a tragic accident.”
“The goal is still to bring Ms. Rivera home to her family so that they can have closure,” he said.
The department added that the recovery operation is no simple task because Lake Piru is a manmade reservoir, not a natural lake.
“It is deep,” the police department said, “Up to 130 [feet] in spots and loaded with debris on the bottom.”
“There are challenges and safety issues at the sight,” the department added.
“Despite complaints that authorities suspended search efforts overnight, visibility for divers in the lake, during the day, is exceedingly limited somewhere between five and nine [feet]. You can’t see at night.”
Dyer made sure to state that Rivera had come to the lake many times and was familiar with it. He also said that it’s common for people to swim in the lake.
“I can’t stress enough that this seems like a tragic accident,” he said.
“You come out here for a great day and something bad happens.”