Actress Naya Rivera, who played Santana Lopez in the hit TV musical show "Glee," was missing feared drowned on Wednesday at Lake Piru, California, authorities said.
Ventura County Sheriff's office said late on Wednesday it had identified the missing person as Naya Rivera and a search and rescue operation would continue in the morning.
Rivera, 33, had rented a boat in the early afternoon along with her four-year-old son, CBS Los Angeles reported, citing the sheriff's department.
Her child was found alone in the boat about three hours later by an another boater, but was said to be unharmed, the report said.
The car used by Rivera was found in a parking lot nearby, with her bag inside. A few hours before the incident, the actress posted on her Twitter page a photo with her son, along with the caption "Just the Two of Us."
The child told investigators that him and his mother went swimming, but his mother never got back into the boat.
The search for Rivera, which took place in the lake area where she went missing, was halted during the night, and will resume in the morning with the aid of helicopters, drones and divers.
Rivera became famous for her portrayal of the cheerleader Santana Lopez in Ryan Murphy's popular series, "Glee."
Rivera and her then husband, actor Ryan Dorsey, divorced in December 2017, shortly after she was arrested for attacking him during a trip with their son, Josie.