Naya Rivera seen kissing son Josey in final Instagram post hours before 'Glee' star went missing from boat
The 33-year-old actress and her four-year-old son were on a boat before she went swimming in the lake but disappeared after that
Hours before a search operation for missing Naya Rivera was launched, she shared a very sweet snap of her with her four-year-old son on her Instagram page. The picture showed the 33-year-old actress planting a kiss on Josey’s face.
Rivera is reported missing after her son was found alone on a boat floating on Lake Piru in South California. The boat was rented by the ‘Glee’ star on Wednesday afternoon, July 8. She and her son Josey were reportedly on the boat before she went swimming in the lake but disappeared after that. The little boy was found by another boater three hours after the actress had taken the boat; the toddler was confirmed to be fine, CBS Los Angeles reported, quoting the Ventura County Sheriff's office.
The last social media post of Rivera shows her spending good times with her son. The close-up picture that she last shared on Instagram with her two million followers showed her kissing her boy. “Just the two of us,” she wrote in the caption of the post that garnered more than 300,000 likes and lots of positive comments. “Cuties!" one user wrote. "Just the way it should be," said another one while a third user added: “mummy goals”. Rivera, who started her career as a child actress and model, and is best known for playing Santana Lopez in ‘Glee’, shares Josey with her ex-husband Ryan Dorsey. They were married for around four years before divorcing each other in 2018.
In one of her recent posts on Instagram, Rivera said that “tomorrow is not promised”. Sharing a picture of herself in a white shirt, the star wrote: “No matter the year, circumstance, or strifes every day you're alive is a blessing. make the most of today and every day you are given. tomorrow is not promised.”
According to reports, when local police responded to a report of the child found alone on a boat around 4:48 pm on Wednesday, they found Rivera’s life jacket there. The star’s son Josey was handed over to the family while the search for Rivera continued. According to authorities, they are searching for a presumed drowning victim. While divers have warned that the search operation “could take several days”, The Mirror reported. It has also been said that the search was halted for the night at 8 pm on Wednesday to resume on Thursday, July 9.
Meanwhile, fans and admirers of Rivera have taken to Twitter and trended #findnaya on the social media site. "REALLY? whether it’s day or night MY A**. KEEP SEARCHING FOR NAYA #FindNaya," a fan wrote, while another commented: "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," a third 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.