Naya Rivera went missing three days ago and while the Ventura Sheriff’s Office is tirelessly working to find her body, her mother and brother showed up to the site where the “Glee” star was last seen. A picture has circulated showing the 33-year-old actress’s mother, Yolanda, and younger brother, ex-Raiders TE Mychal, arriving to the Lake Piru boat dock in Southern California where their loved one was last seen. CCTV footage shows Naya Rivera arriving to the boat rental dock on Wednesday, July 8 with her four-year-old son.
The video shows the star being greeted by employees from the boat rental. She’s then seen getting on board one of the boats with her son and she drives off for their day out on the lake. That is the last footage showing Naya Rivera alive.
The sheriff’s office, as well as a trained dive team, has been searching for the star since Wednesday after her son was found on the boat alone. He informed officials that he was swimming with his mom and she dove back in but never came up.
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The emotions proved too much to bear for Naya Rivera’s mother when she arrived at the boat dock on Saturday, July 11. Yolanda is seen on her knees with her arms wide open while mourning for her missing daughter alongside her son. According to ABC producer Anastasia Elyse, the Ventura Sheriff’s Office confirmed the photo is Naya Rivera’s mother and brother.
Twitting out the image, Anastasia wrote, “The search continues for Naya Rivera. @VENTURASHERIFF
told press that this man and woman are Naya’s mother and brother. Her mother is kneeling on the dock with her arms outstretched towards the water.”
The search continues for Naya Rivera. @VENTURASHERIFF told press that this man and woman are Naya’s mother and brother. Her mother is kneeling on the dock with her arms outstretched towards the water. pic.twitter.com/5q6eGrWojR
— Anastasia (@AnastasiaElyseW) July 11, 2020
As The Blast reported, the search has proved tough due to the “difficult conditions” of the water. Police revealed that on Thursday, divers experienced “less than one foot of visibility in the water in daylight” which has made “the recovery operation a very slow process.” They also revealed it’s very possible they may never find her body.
Ventura Sheriff’s Office has officially changed the status from search and rescue to recovery, adding they now believe Naya Rivera drowned to death. The actress’s family isn’t giving up hope for their daughter’s return with Us Weekly reporting that while her mother is “frightened and concerned.”