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'Glee' Star Naya Rivera Fans Upset With Rescue Effort, Sheriff's Respond Detailing HUGE Operation

Ventura County Sheriff's
By Mike Walters

'Glee' star Naya Rivera is being presumed dead after the actress apparently drowned in a lake near Los Angeles, but her fans are not happy about the way the recovery operation is going -- claiming authorities are not doing enough -- and now the Sheriff's are sharing details of their extensive operation.

As we reported, Naya's case has now been switched from a 'rescue' to a 'recovery' effort after authorities believe she may have drowned inside of Piru Lake.

Fans of the actress flooded Twitter overnight, upset at the fact authorities were forced to shut down efforts after dark and resumed at first light.

"This is how they searched for Naya Rivera, then stopped for hours. Now they changed from searching for Naya Rivera to a recovery mission. If they had cared yesterday they would've sent more boats out, more helicopters, but they've only done that after it became a recovery mission, one tweet read. It included a picture of one boat driving down the center of the lake.

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Another added, "If Naya Rivera was white, it would still be a search and rescue. They wouldn't have stopped the search overnight. She wouldn't be presumed dead after less than 24 hours. And they sure as hell wouldn't wait a week for her body to resurface."

Many of her fans relayed this same message, "Naya Rivera gets presumed dead in less than 24 hours, it’s f---ing disgusting. The police failed her and her son."

So, The Ventura County Sheriff's responded this morning over social media -- outlining the massive operation being conducted attempting to save Naya's life.

Sheriffs Outline Massive Operation With 80 Personal, Boats, Divers, ATV's


"Multiple teams of professional search & rescue personnel are actively searching Lake Piru for clues to the location of Naya Rivera. With over 80 people involved in the search right now, we are using helicopters, boats, ATV vehicles, and ground personnel to try and locate her," a Sheriff's tweet read.

Law enforcement also said they were bringing in outside aid to help in the process, tweeting, "We have mutual aid for specialized dive teams en route from Los Angeles County, San Luis Obispo County, and Tulare County. We will keep you posted with any updates as we learn them. Our hearts and prayers go out the all of the family and friends of the Rivera family."

'Glee' Star Still Missing, Presumed Dead.

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At this point, the 33-year old actress is still missing after her 4-year-old son was found floating alone in a boat she had rented earlier in the day.

As we reported, Rivera's car was found still parked in the lake's parking lot, and her purse found inside. According to one report, Naya's son told officers his mother went for a swim and never came back up.

Interestingly, several reports suggest this lake has had a large number of drownings due to the rough terrain under the waterline.

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