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Naya Rivera’s ex-fiancé Big Sean and Glee co-stars and friends Demi Lovato and Heather Morris are among the many who have urged people to pray for Rivera’s safe return after the actress was declared missing yesterday. Rivera’s four-year-old son Josey Dorsey was found alone on a pontoon boat they rented to go swimming in Lake Piru in Ventura County, California.
The county’s Sheriff’s Department started a search and rescue operation after the incident was reported around 4:48 PM PST. They had not found her by nightfall, when they tweeted that they were pausing the search and would resume in the morning. “The missing person at Lake Piru has been identified as Naya Rivera, 33, of Los Angeles. SAR operation will continue at first light,” the Sheriff’s Department tweeted out at 10:39 PM PST.
Robert Kovacik of NBC Los Angeles tweeted at 9:55 AM PST that Rivera was “presumed dead” according to the department. “Actress @NayaRivera is presumed dead, per @VENTURASHERIFF,” he wrote. “The actress/singer and her four year old son were on a rented pontoon boat on #LakePiru and were swimming. The son got back on the boat, his mom did not. He was wearing a life-vest, she was not.”
Big Sean dated Rivera in 2013 and proposed to her that October; they ultimately broke up in April 2014. He liked several tweets about Rivera’s disappearance, including two asking for prayers.
He also liked a tweet urging people to call the sheriff’s department and have them not pause the search for Rivera.
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Lovato and Morris, meanwhile, posted on their Instagram Stories.
“We need all the prayers we can get to bring our Naya back home to us,” Morris wrote. “We need your love and light.”
Lovato wrote, “Please pray for @nayarivera to be found safe and sound.”
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