‘Glee’ actress Naya Rivera missing after possible drowning in California lake.

Naya Rivera at arrivals for 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in NYC, Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York, NY March 24, 2012.

Naya Rivera at arrivals for 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in NYC, Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York, NY March 24, 2012.

Photo By: F. Burton Patrick/Everett Collection

Actress and singer Naya Rivera, best known for her role on the television series Glee, is missing after possibly drowning in a California lake, police said late Wednesday.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office identified Rivera, 33, as the person reported missing in Lake Piru, which lies roughly an hour northwest of Los Angeles.

After hours of searching the lake with no sign of Rivera, officials said the search would resume at first light Thursday morning.

Local media reported that Rivera rented a boat Wednesday afternoon with her four-year-old son. Hours later, the boy was found in the boat by himself.

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CBS Los Angeles said the boy told investigators the pair had been swimming, but Rivera couldn’t get back in the boat.

Rivera rose to stardom in the role of cheerleader Santana Lopez in Glee, whom she played throughout the show’s run between 2009 and 2015. She later launched a singing career while continuing as an actress.

Global News has reached out to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office for more information.

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