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Her son was found asleep on their boat; how Hollywood actress Naya Rivera died after drowning

Hollywood has been mourning the death American actress, Naya Rivera, who was first declared missing on July 8.

Search for the 33-year-old, was started by California’s Ventura County police officers after her four-year-old son, Josey, was found alone and asleep with his life jacket on a boat his mother rented at Lake Piru, for a cruise.

Her son recounted that they were swimming and his mother helped him climb back into the boat, but she was unable to climb back on board and that she disappeared underwater.

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By her son’s account, officials believe Naya may have mustered energy to get son on the boat whilst sensing danger. 5 days later, her body was found on Monday, floating in the northeast area of the lake.

The police addressing the press about discovering her body said they do not suspect any foul play nor suicide and described her death an accidental drowning.

Naya was best known for her role as Santana Lopez in “Glee,” a Fox show which gained wild attention after debuting in 2009. American celebrities have since been paying tributes to her and also sympathizing with her son and family.

Glee cast members gathered at Lake Piru, where their co-star Naya Rivera was found dead after a swimming accident

 

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