02:03 GMT20 January 2021
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Naya Rivera, who starred in the American musical comedy-drama television series Glee, had gone to Lake Piru in Southern California with her four-year-old son on Wednesday. Her son was later found asleep alone in a boat wearing a life jacket. Rivera's life jacket was also found on board the boat.

    Glee star Naya Rivera is missing and presumed dead after renting a pontoon boat on Lake Piru in in Los Padres National Forest, Southern California on Wednesday. Media reports suggest that she had gone to swimming with her son Josey in the lake before going missing. 

    The police were contacted after another sailor saw her boat drifting and a small child asleep on board. Rivera's life vest was found on the boat. Authorities in the area are conducting search operation for the 33-year-old star. 

    ​Netizens remain hopeful that Rivera, who played Santana Lopez in the hit TV musical show Glee, will be found alive. 

    ​Naya had sgared a very touching picture on her twitter, captioned 'The two of us', a day before disappearing. 

    ​According to reports, the four-year-old told investigators that he got back on the boat while his mother did not. The circumstances are unclear and police say it is 'challenging' to interview a toddler.

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