Glee star Naya Rivera is presumed dead after her four-year-old son was found alone in a boat on a lake in Southern California, officials say.
The BBC reported that the 33-year-old rented the boat on Wednesday afternoon at Lake Piru, north-west of Los Angeles, the Ventura County Sheriff’s office said.
It said efforts to find the actress are now a “search and recovery operation”. There are no signs of foul play.
Rivera is best known for playing cheerleader Santana Lopez in Glee.
Rivera’s child was spotted by another boater three hours after the actress had taken the boat, CBS Los Angeles reports, quoting the sheriff’s office.
It says the boy told investigators that he and his mother were swimming – but she never got back into the boat.