LOS ANGELES (AP) – A member of a team searching a southern California lake for a missing television star said on Sunday that he was confident that his crew would get a clearer idea of where in the lake to find them, a magazine reported .
Weekly told Robert Inglis of the Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue Team in Ventura County that actress Naya Rivera had sent a family member a picture of her 4-year-old son Josey in front of a bay before disappearing on July 8 after submerging Lake Piru.
“There was a picture of a family member showing the boy on the boat on a bay,”
A time stamp in the photo shows that it took 90 minutes to two hours for the boy to be found alone on the pontoon boat, the magazine reported.
Inglis told Weekly that the area where the photo was taken and the location where the boat was found were starting points for the authorities before the search was expanded.
“We sent our dive members to these two locations and searched them extensively,” he told us Weekly.
Rivera was missing from Sunday evening.
The authorities said on Thursday they thought Rivera, 33, had drowned in the lake. Her son was found the boat.
The boy told investigators that he and his mother went swimming and got back on the boat, but “his mother never made it out of the water,” said Sheriff’s Sgt. Kevin Donoghue said.
Rivera started acting when she was young, but became known nationwide when she played a lesbian teen on “Glee”, which aired on Fox from 2009 to 2015.
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