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The sheriff of Ventura County, Calif. says "Glee" actress Naya Rivera's body may never be recovered from the deep, murky waters of Lake Piru reservoir.

Ventura County Sheriff's Department Capt. Eric Buschow said in a press conference Thursday that the search for the star is hampered by very low visibility and dangerous debris in Lake Piru.

"There's a lot of trees and plants and such that are under the water that can cause entanglements," he said. "It makes it unsafe for the divers and it makes a more complicated search." He added, "It's a very slow going search."

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The sheriff's office released video from a CCTV camera at the dock that shows Naya, 33, and her 4-year-old son, Josey Dorsey, boarding a rental pontoon boat around lunchtime on Wednesday.

Lake staff found Josey sleeping on the boat later that afternoon when Naya missed the deadline to return the boat. He told police they went swimming together but she never returned to the boat.

Ventura County Sheriff's Department deployed air and dive teams to search for the missing actress. Her wallet and identification were found on the boat. Her purse was found in her black Mercedes Benz G Wagon parked at the dock.

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She was presumed drowned on Wednesday, and the search shifted from a rescue to recovery mission on Thursday.

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Naya was born on January 12, 1987 in Santa Clarita, California. She began her career as a child actress and model, appearing in national television commercials before landing a role on the CBS sitcom The Royal Family at the age of 4. She is pictured above at age 22.

She got her big break as Santana Lopez on the long-running Fox television musical series Glee from 2009 to 2015.

She made her feature film debut in the horror flick At the Devil's Door (2014), and starred as Blanca on the third season of the Lifetime television series Devious Maids in 2015.

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Naya signed a record deal with Columbia Records in 2011 and released a single, "Sorry", featuring her ex-fiancé, rapper Big Sean, in 2013.
 

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The search for missing Glee actress Naya Rivera has shifted from a rescue to a recovery effort, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office confirmed in a press conference Thursday.

The 33-year-old star was reported missing after she rented a pontoon boat and went out on the Lake Piru reservoir with her four-year-old son Josey Dorsey around lunchtime Wednesday.

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When the boat was overdue to return, lake staff went searching for it. They found Josey asleep on board the boat. Naya was nowhere in sight.

Authorities suspended the search for the actress around midnight - an action that angered her fans.

"Multiple teams of professional search & rescue personnel are actively searching Lake Piru for clues to the location of Naya Rivera," the Ventura County Sheriff's Office tweeted on Thursday. "With over 80 people involved in the search right now, we are using helicopters, boats, ATV vehicles, and ground personnel to try and locate her."

Captain Eric Buschow told reporters Josey was in good health and "The family is going through a very traumatic time right now."

He said one adult life vest was found on the boat - an indication that Naya wasn't wearing one when she went into the water.

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In one of her last social media posts, Naya urged her fans to make the most of their lives, writing: "No matter the year, circumstance, or strifes everyday you're alive is a blessing. make the most of today and every day you are given. tomorrow is not promised."

The day before she went missing, she shared a photo of herself kissing her son. She captioned the image, "Just the two of us."
 

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Naya's fans pointed out the words are the same as the title of a rap song by Eminem about a mother who drowns in a lake.

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Glee stars Heather Morris and Harry Shum Jr. urged fans to pray for their former castmate Naya Rivera, after she went missing and is presumed drowned during a boating trip with her minor son on Wednesday.

Heather wrote on her Instagram Story: "We need all the prayers we can get to bring our Naya back home to us. We need your love and light."

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Naya was reported missing after she rented a pontoon boat and went out on the Lake Piru reservoir with her four-year-old son Josey Dorsey around lunchtime Wednesday.

When the boat was overdue to return, lake staff went searching for it. They found Josey asleep on board the boat. Naya was nowhere in sight.

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Josey told officers that his mom went for a swim with him but she never returned to the boat.

Authorities will renew their search and rescue mission "at first light" on Thursday morning after suspending the search around midnight.

Captain Eric Buschow, a spokesperson for the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, told reporters that Naya was "presumed drowned", explaining: "We're going on the belief that she did go in the water, and we've not been able to locate her. This may well be a case of drowning. This is a big reservoir, it's deep, these kinds of things happen."

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Naya's fans pleaded with authorities not to suspend the search for the 33-year-old actress.

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Josey's father is Naya's ex-husband Ryan Dorsey, whom she divorced in 2018 after four years of marriage. Naya was arrested in 2017 for assaulting Ryan.

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Naya was born on January 12, 1987 in Santa Clarita, California. She began her career as a child actress and model, appearing in national television commercials before landing a role on the CBS sitcom The Royal Family at the age of 4. She is pictured above at age 22.

She got her big break as Santana Lopez on the long-running Fox television musical series Glee from 2009 to 2015.

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Naya, pictured 3rd from left, on location in Manhattan's Washington Square Park with Glee castmates (L-R) Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, and Amber Riley in 2011.

She made her feature film debut in the horror flick At the Devil's Door (2014), and starred as Blanca on the third season of the Lifetime television series Devious Maids in 2015.

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Naya signed a record deal with Columbia Records in 2011 and released a single, "Sorry", featuring her ex-fiancé, rapper Big Sean, in 2013.

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Former Glee actress Naya Rivera is presumed drowned after she went missing during a boating trip with her minor son on Wednesday, July 8.

Naya, 33, rented a pontoon boat for an outing with her four-year-old son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, on the Lake Piru reservoir around lunchtime on Wednesday, authorities say.

When the boat was overdue for return, staff at the lake conducted a search and found the actress's son, Josey, sleeping alone on the pontoon boat. His mother was nowhere in sight.

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According to reports, Josey told authorities that he and his mom went for a swim and she never returned to the boat. While Josey was wearing a life vest, Naya was not wearing one, according to NBC Los Angeles.

Ventura County Sheriff's Department deployed air and dive teams to "search for possible drowning victim", which they later confirmed was Naya after her wallet and identification were found on the boat.

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The search for the missing actress was suspended at midnight with plans to continue the search and rescue operation "at first light" on Thursday, the Sheriff's Department tweeted.

"The missing person at Lake Piru has been identified as Naya Rivera, 33, of Los Angeles. SAR (search and rescue) operation will continue at first light."

Ventura County Sheriff's Department Capt. Eric Buschow added that Josey, who was initially mistaken for a girl because of his long hair, is in "good health", but "the family is going through a very traumatic time right now".

Police found Naya's wallet and identification on the boat. Her vehicle, a black Mercedes G Wagon, was found in the parking lot with her purse inside.

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Naya shared her son with fellow actor Ryan Dorsey, whom she divorced in 2018 after four years of marriage. She was arrested in 2017 for assaulting Ryan.

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In her 2016 memoir "Sorry, Not Sorry," Naya called her son "my greatest success, and I will never do any better than him."

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She was engaged to rapper Big Sean in 2013, but their relationship ended a year later. They met on Twitter and collaborated musically. He appeared on her debut single "Sorry."

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In a recent post on Instagram, Naya urged her fans to make the most of their lives, writing: "No matter the year, circumstance, or strifes everyday you're alive is a blessing. make the most of today and every day you are given. tomorrow is not promised."

Naya is best known for her role as Santana Lopez on Fox TV's Glee from 2009 to 2015.

She previously dated Glee co-star Mark Salling who committed suicide in 2018 at age 35 after he was busted on child porn charges.

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A grieving mom has filed a $1 million lawsuit after she lost her only son during a swimming pool incident at Carl Crawford's Texas mansion.

According to court papers obtained by TMZ, Liban Hersi claims the former Los Angeles Dodgers star didn't do enough to protect her 5-year-old son during a pool party at his home on May 16.

Hersi said her son was visiting Crawford with a family friend when he fell into the massive custom pool and drowned.

Another partygoer died when she jumped into the pool to try and help the drowning boy.

Hersi said the pool was not equipped with an alarm system and she claimed the pool's design was "unreasonably dangerous."

Hersi was not at the pool party when her son died. She was in another state working during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Crawford, 38, shares a son, Carl Leo Crawford, with reality TV personality Evelyn Lozada and two children from a previous relationship.

He called off his engagement to Lozada in August 2017.

Crawford is CEO of Houston independent record label 1501 Certified Entertainment and was the first executive to sign hip-hop artist Megan Thee Stallion.

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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday morning. He was 41.

Bryant and eight others were killed when his private Sikorsky S-76 helicopter crashed near Las Virgenes Road and Willow Glen St. at around 10 a.m. local time.

The crash occurred behind the home of reality TV personality Kourtney Kardashian.

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Firefighters and police responded to the area where the helicopter went down after a fire broke out.

Aerial images shows the smoldering wreckage on a hillside near a roadway. Nearly a dozen emergency vehicles parked on the road nearby.

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Bryant's death came one day after his NBA all-time scoring record was passed by Lakers forward LeBron James (left). Bryant is now #4 on the all-time scoring list behind James.

James 35, had written "Mamba 4 Life" and "8/24 KB" on his sneakers in gold ink to show respect for Bryant before the Lakers' 108-91 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.

Kobe Bryant poses with his family at halftime after both his #8 and #24 Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are retired

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The Philadelphia native spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning 5 NBA championships and 18 All-Star titles before retiring in 2016.

Bryant often used his private helicopter to ferry him and his family between Newport Beach to the Staples Center for Lakers games.

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Bryant is survived by his wife Vanessa Bryant and their four daughters - Gianna, Natalia, Bianca and toddler Capri.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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The suspect who pushed a landlord down the stairs to his death told cops the landlord fell down the stairs while moving a mattress. But the fatal push was caught on a Ring doorbell camera.

Police say Edgar Moncayo, 70, and his tenant Alex Garces, 22, began arguing over $200 for rental property Moncayo owned in Queens, NY.

According to the Ring camera footage obtained by the NY Daily News, Moncayo is seen trying to gain access to Garces's Corona apartment on Sunday afternoon. "Call the police!" he yelled to his wife on his cell phone.

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Moncayo then attempted to force his way into the apartment when Garces opened the front door. During the struggle, Garces shoved Moncayo down the stairs. He landed on his back and his head slammed into the sidewalk at the foot of the steps. Moncayo was transported to a hospital where he died from a traumatic brain injury, police said.
 

 

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Moncayo's family said Garces paid $400 to move into a room in the two-story house on 102nd St. and Northern Blvd. about a month ago, according to the News.

"The first month he paid, and then he was trying to disappear," grandson Andy Jativa told the News. Jativa said Moncayo tried to work with Garces by dropping the rent by $200. "My grandfather said, 'I'm even dropping the price for you. I'm not a bad person.'"

Garces agreed to move out, but Moncayo wanted at least $200 of the unpaid rent. "He was trying to get paid. What is $200? You can borrow that money," Jativa said.

On Sunday afternoon, Garces and his brother used a drill to break into the house to retrieve their belongings, Jativa said.

The fatal encounter occurred when Moncayo showed up and asked them to leave.

Garces and his brother remained at the scene. He told cops Moncayo fell accidentally while helping them move a mattress.

But the Ring doorbell camera told the true story.

After downloading the Ring footage, cops arrested Garces on Monday, taking him into custody at a home on 32nd Avenue.

His mother, Delia Velastegui, 50, was inconsolable. "Oh my God! It was an accident!" she wailed. "My son is a good son. He is not a fighter."

Garces was charged with first degree manslaughter. He was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Tuesday, according to the News.

His bail was set at $25,000 after Garces' attorney Sanders Denis argued that he should be released without bail.

Denis called Moncayo's death "a sad and unfortunate incident." He avoided calling Moncayo's death an "accident."

"My client is the one who called the ambulance. When police came, he spoke to them," Denis said. "This is not intentional."

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A female skydiver was killed when she drifted onto a busy California highway and collided with a semi-truck. The 28-year-old woman died when her parachute drifted over a busy highway and she was hit by a truck in Lodi, California on Thursday afternoon.

The unidentified woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Fresno Bee.

The fatality sparked chain reaction accidents that caused a 4-hour traffic jam on Highway 99 in northern California. The woman was attempting to return to Skydive Lodi Parachute Center in Acampo when she was killed.

Winds were blowing at 17 mph at the time of the incident, according to the NY Daily News. The winds were strong enough to prevent light aircraft from landing at a nearby airport.

"I drove by and saw the truck pulling over. There was a body lying on the (pavement)," Rich Edwards told the Fresno Bee. "I saw a [parachute] on the road and a bunch of people."

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A Louisiana man died while proposing to his girlfriend underwater in Tanzania. Steven Weber tried to hold his breath underwater for 2 minutes while proposing to his girlfriend, Kenesha Antoine.

Antoine reported the tragic news on her Facebook page on Sept. 20. She said the couple took a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the East African nation where they stayed at an underwater resort.

The couple booked a submerged room at Manta Resort on Pemba Island, where they watched marine life swim by their hotel window.

Antoine filmed Weber swimming to their hotel room window and presenting a note inside a Ziplock bag.

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The note read, "I can't hold my breath long enough to tell you everything I love about you, but everything I love about you I love more every day."

The other side of the note read: "Will you please be my wife? Marry me???" Weber then swam out of the camera frame.

He passed out and died from elevated carbon dioxide levels in his blood before he could reach the surface. Weber never got the chance to hear Antoine's response.

Antoine wrote a heartbreaking tribute to Weber on Facebook.com.

"You never emerged from those depths, so you never got to hear my answer, Yes! Yes! A million times, yes, I will marry you!!"

She continued: "Yes, we were, my perfect love, my angel, my soul. Yes, we were, and I will carry the blessing of the love we shared with me forever. I will find you and marry you in the next lifetime, and the next, and the next, and the next… I love you so much, and I always will."

Weber worked at St. Christopher’s Addiction Wellness Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He also worked part-time as a DJ.

Antoine is a successful attorney in Baton Rouge, according to her official website.

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The girlfriend of Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith was hit by a car on the side of a highway after Smith pulled over to fix a flat tire on his Lamborghini.

Petara Cordero, 26, died on Wednesday - just two weeks after giving birth to the couple's first child, a baby girl.

Smith and Cordero were involved in a minor car crash after a flat tire caused the Lambo to spin out of control early Wednesday morning.

Smith pulled over to fix the flat tire, and Cordero stepped out of the vehicle on the side of the road.

She was struck and killed by another car after she walked into the opposite lane from the median and into oncoming traffic on the I-90 West in Cleveland, according to the Daily Mail UK.

Police say the driver, a 47-year-old woman driving a Mazda in oncoming traffic, admitted she had been drinking before she hit Cordero.

Cordero was taken to Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on Wednesday.

She and Smith recently celebrated the birth of their daughter, Haven Harris Smith, just two weeks ago.

Cleveland police said no charges have been filed against the driver and toxicology reports are pending.

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