Naya Rivera “Mustered Enough Energy” To Save Son “But Not Enough To Save Herself”

Police Say Naya Rivera “Mustered Enough Energy” to save son “But Not Enough To Save Herself”.

Naya Rivera was able to save her son but not herself during the tragic swim that took her life at lake Piru.

A boat trip and swim at Lake Piru in Ventura County, Calif., with the glee actress and her four-year-old son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, ended with Naya Rivera losing her life after saving her son.

Police found her body on Monday after a five-day search. According to Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub, the boy told investigators that he looked back and saw her disappear under the surface of the water.

Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub added:

“We know from speaking with her son, that he and Naya swam in the lake together at some point during their journey. It was during that time that her son described being helped into the boat by Naya, who boosted him onto the deck from behind.”

“He told investigators that he looked back and saw her disappear under the surface of the water.”

“There are a lot of currents on the lake that appear particularly in the afternoon” and that authorities believe the actress disappeared in the “mid-afternoon.”
“The idea perhaps being that the boat started drifting, it was unanchored, and that she mustered enough energy to get her son back onto the boat, but not enough to save herself.”

Police say there is no indication of foul play or suicide. An autopsy will be performed at the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office, and Naya Rivera will be officially identified using dental records.

During the news conference, Ayub said Rivera’s son was asleep and alone when he was found in the boat. “Naya Rivera’s son was later found asleep on the boat, which was adrift in a northern portion of the lake known as ‘The Narrows’.