“Vanderpump Rules” star Kristen Doute is among those praying that “Glee” actress Naya Rivera is still alive following an alleged possible drowning incident. The 33-year-old star is missing after diving into Lake Piru in Ventura County on Wednesday evening and vanishing without a trace. Searches for Naya are currently underway but a deputy with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office told outlets, “We hope for the best, we prepare for the worst.” Wishes for the actress’ safe return are pouring in and the former “Pump Rules” star is sending her positive vibes out too.
Taking to her social media, Kristen Doute posted a message on her Instagram Story on Thursday, July 9. Displaying a gray background, the ex SUR waitress wrote, “praying Naya Rivera is found safe.” She also included three prayer hand emojis. It does not appear the two knew each other but Hollywood is coming together following the potentially tragic news.
As The Blast reported, Naya Rivera was with her four-year-old son on Lake Piru. Josey Hollis Dorsey was found on the boat alone and told law enforcement that his mom jumped into the lake and never came back up.
Divers immediately began searching the lake but had to halt the search when nightfall came. According to TMZ, Naya Rivera’s life jacket was still onboard and her Range Rover was found in the parking lot near the dock. As of early this morning, authorities told the outlet they are treating the case as a possible drowning and believe that the actress lost her life in the lake. Her toddler is now with his family, presumably including her ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey.
The Blast has learned that Lake Piru is notorious for drowning incidents. In fact, L.A. Times wrote an article about it in 2000 called “Lake Piru’s Tragic Toll” and it detailed the many drownings that took place there. Sadly, Naya Rivera’s last social media presence including a tear-jerking photo of her with her son. It was taken the day she went missing and appeared to be during their day on the water. She paired the heartbreaking snap with the emotional caption, “just the two of us.”