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Naya Rivera Used Last Of Her Energy To Save Her Son Say Police…Wow

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Police believe Glee star Naya Rivera used the last of her energy to save her son before she died in a California lake.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office discovered a body during their search of Lake Piru yesterday, July 13, and it was later confirmed to be the 33-year-old actor.

Rivera and her four-year-old son Josey, rented a boat on the lake on Wednesday, July 8. Police were alerted to the fact Rivera was missing when Josey was found alone in the boat long after it was due to be returned.

Josey told rescuers he and his mother had gone into the water to swim, but said she did not get back into the boat. An adult-sized life jacket was found in the vessel and Josey said he saw his mother disappear under the surface of the water.

During a press conference following the discovery of Rivera’s body, Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub shared some of the police’s theories about her final moments, speculating that she did everything in her power to make sure her son was safe, People reports.

Naya Rivera Used Last Of Her Energy To Save Her Son Say PolicePA Images
Police believe Glee star Naya Rivera used the last of her energy to save her son before she died in a California lake.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office discovered a body during their search of Lake Piru yesterday, July 13, and it was later confirmed to be the 33-year-old actor.

Rivera and her four-year-old son Josey, rented a boat on the lake on Wednesday, July 8. Police were alerted to the fact Rivera was missing when Josey was found alone in the boat long after it was due to be returned.

Josey told rescuers he and his mother had gone into the water to swim, but said she did not get back into the boat. An adult-sized life jacket was found in the vessel and Josey said he saw his mother disappear under the surface of the water.

During a press conference following the discovery of Rivera’s body, Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub shared some of the police’s theories about her final moments, speculating that she did everything in her power to make sure her son was safe, People reports.

Ayub explained:

We believe it was mid-afternoon when she disappeared.

The idea perhaps being that the boat started drifting, it was unanchored, and that she mustered enough energy to get her son back into the boat, but not enough to save herself.

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