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Glee star Naya Rivera presumed drowned on California boating trip

Actress Naya Rivera is missing and presumed drowned, US authorities say.

Naya Rivera. Source: Getty

According to multiple US news outlets, she went boating and swimming on Lake Piru in California with her young son today.

The Glee star rented a boat at the lake with her 4-year-old son Wednesday afternoon (local time).

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A massive search is underway for the actress at Lake Piru, 90km north-west of Los Angeles, after her four-year-old son was found alone on a boat. Source: Reuters/ AP

After failing to return, staff at the lake located the boat with her child still on board but no sign of Rivera.

ABC7 reports a search-and-rescue operation at the lake has not located the actress. Authorities suspended the search for the night and plan to resume it tomorrow.

The 33-year-old starred as Santana Lopez on the series Glee between 2009–2015.