#FindNaya trends as officials suspend search for 'Glee' actress after she went missing in Lake Piru
The 33-year-old star was in a boat with her four-year-old son who told authorities that she had gone swimming in the lake but never returned
'Glee' actress Naya Rivera went missing feared dead on Wednesday shortly after she went for a boat ride with her four-year-old son in Lake Piru, Ventura County, California. A search-and-rescue operation was underway but it has been suspended for the night and will resume on Thursday.
The 33-year-old star was in the boat with her son who told authorities that she had gone swimming in the lake but never returned, Reuters reported. The child was found by another boater who confirmed that he was unharmed.
Meanwhile, fans and admirers of the actress have trended #findnaya on social media, in the hope of locating Naya sooner. Some are not happy that the search has been suspended and have urged that the officials keep looking for her. "REALLY? whether it’s day or night MY A**. KEEP SEARCHING FOR NAYA #FindNaya," a fan commented, while another shared: "Naya could still be alive, she could be in critical condition and they want to stop looking for her???? what the F*** #findnaya."
"#FINDNAYA #NAYARIVERA please call the lake piru deputy department if you haven’t already tell them to keep searching! this is so heartbreaking im really hoping that she WILL be found! im praying for life right now," another user pleaded. "If this were a White woman’s life at stake, y’all know damn well the police would’ve put on their flashlights and scuba gear and working tirelessly to find her. this isn’t fair. #FindNaya," a fan pointed out.
Naya River was last seen in 'Step Up: High Water,' a drama TV series, in which she played one of the leads, Collette Jones. Around the time the maiden season aired, Naya shared with InStyle that it was a completely different yet good role to play. "It was fun because I’ve never played true to my age before. It was really refreshing to do that. It felt good,” she shared and added: “I get to explore different storylines and themes with playing someone who’s older." Apart from 'Glee' and 'Step Up: High Water', Naya also featured in 'Devious Maids', 'The Bernie Mac Show', 'The Royal Family' and 'The Master of Disguise' among others.