Search For Naya Rivera Continues At Lake Piru With "Sophisticated Sonar Equipment"

Lawrence Kim
July 13, 2020

The Glee star was declared missing on Wednesday, after her son was found alone on a rented pontoon boat in the middle of Lake Piku in Southern California. Authorities have intensified their search by using even more methods to find the 33-year-old Glee alum. Earlier on Friday, the department stated during a press conference that sonar equipment has been extremely helpful in focusing the diver's search of the almost two mile long and (at times) 130-deep lake.

"I know she would remind me in moments like this that God has a plan for everything and although we may not know that that plan is, we need to keep our chin up and stay strong", Morris concluded. Rivera's life vest was on the boat and her auto was found nearby.

"He noticed his mom disappear beneath the drinking water".

Sgt Donoghue included:"When we believed for a second there wasn't any chance that she might be on property someplace, if we ever had some additional hints or corroborating data which led us into that way, we'd do this and we'd be out there looking and searching".

The search resumed at first light Thursday and lasted until dark again. Rivera's son who is 4-year-old was found alone in a rented boat floating on Lake Piru, Ventura County. In videos posted to Twitter late on Friday, July 10, the ROV (remotely operated vehicle) is shown being lowered into Lake Piru.

While an investigation is ongoing, Captain Eric Buschow from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office told reporters they have enough information to conclude Rivera "never made it out of the water".

Extensive searches for the actress, whose search mission has turned into a recovery mission, began as soon as she was reported missing Wednesday. People also pointed out that while authorities found Rivera's wallet and purse on the boat, the bag she was seen carrying was not recovered from the vessel.

"Rivera's son told investigators that he and his mother had been swimming in the lake, and he got back in the boat, but Rivera did not".

Surveillance video showed Rivera and her son parking and entering the boat dock in the recreation area at the lake 55 miles (89 kilometres) north-west of downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

"The entire shoreline and surface of the lake were thoroughly searched. It makes it unsafe for the divers and it makes it a more complicated search", a Sheriff spokesperson said.

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