Underwater footage in hunt for Glee’s Naya Rivera released as cops say it could take ‘FIVE DAYS’ to find her – The Sun

FOOTAGE has been released of the underwater hunt for Glee star Naya Rivera as investigators reveal it could take up to five days to find her body.

The search for 33-year-old Rivera entered its fourth day on Saturday following her disappearance while she was out boating on Lake Piru in Ventura, California, with her four-year-old son.


Ventura County Sheriff’s Department shared footage of the "difficult" search for the missing actress on Twitter on Friday night.

"Here’s an example of the underwater visibility at a 30-foot depth in Lake Piru," the Sheriff’s Department tweeted.
As there is almost zero visibility in the lake, divers are resorting to search by feel, which means it could be several days before crews locate her body, Eric Buschow, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said at a press conference Friday evening.

"We don’t know if she’s going to be found five minutes from now or five days from now, so we’re still going to be continuing this effort," he said.





"The visibility in the water is one to two feet," Buschow added.

Officials are using a solar system to hunt for her body.

"It’s very effective," he said of the sonar system.

"They get a really detailed image and they can go down and focus on specific things rather than putting divers in the water where they’re literally feeling around because they can’t see."

The search has been severely hampered by the poor visibility of the lake’s murky waters.

Rivera is presumed to have drowned at the southern California lake on Wednesday and a search and recovery operation has been underway for the past few days.

Naya's four-year-old son, who was found alone on a rented boat, told investigators his mom "jumped into the water but didn't come back up".






Josey is now safe with family members. The boy's father is Ryan Dorsey – who Naya divorced in 2018 and stars in the hit crime drama Ray Donovan.

Distraught fans tweeted for the sheriff's department to keep looking for Naya.

"Please don’t stop looking for her I beg you," pleaded one user while another said: "Y’all need to be out on boats with flashlights!"

A man who identified himself as Josey's grandfather, believed to be Ryan's dad, 65-year-old Arnold Dorsey, was at her mother Yolanda's home in Valencia with the family on Friday.

Visibly upset, he told The Sun: "We are sad, we just wish they could find her so we can have some closure."

Asked how her young son is coping, he replied: "We still have good days [with him], I can't make any other comment at this time."

Another member of the household was heard shouting, "We are sad," as little Josey heartbreakingly asked for his grandfather, telling him: "Come on papa."
Asked how her young son is coping, he replied: "We still have good days [with him], I can't make any other comment at this time."
Another member of the household was heard shouting, "We are sad," as little Josey heartbreakingly asked for his grandfather, telling him: "Come on papa."

Search and rescue diver Robert Inglis told DailyMailTV Rivera could have dived into the water from her boat and hit her head on one of the branches, shrubs and rocks beneath the surface.

He said: "People have broken their necks before. It’s happened in pools quite frequently, it can happen in lakes as well."If you go into some coves you could have 3ft off bottom and not even see it until you jumped in.

"There are places [like that] with the lake when you start to get more north because that’s where the shallow part of the lake is.

"There’s a lot of brush, you have these trees that are there and they do stick up."


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