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Glee Co-Stars Hold Hands By Lake Where Naya Rivera's Body Was Found

Glee Co-Stars Hold Hands By Lake Where Naya Rivera's Body Was Found

Cast members of Glee joined hands as they stood by the lake where the body of Naya Rivera was found this week.

Following a lengthy search by police, the remains of the 33-year-old actor, who had been missing since Wednesday (8 July), were found yesterday (13 July).

And among Ms Rivera's many family, friends and fans who have been mourning her loss, her former co-stars from the hit series travelled to Lake Piru in California to show their support.

The group were pictured holding hands by the shore of the lake.

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It comes shortly after policy announced they had retrieved a body from the lake that had been identified as the young actor.

In a statement, Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub said: "Our hearts go out to Naya's many friends and fans who have been holding out hope for the last few days."

He added there is no indication of foul play or suicide.

Ms Rivera's former Glee co-stars gather by Lake Piru and held hands. Credit: ABC News
Ms Rivera's former Glee co-stars gather by Lake Piru and held hands. Credit: ABC News
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Since the tragic news of her death was released, fellow actors and friends have come out and shared their condolences with Ms Rivera's family.

Former Glee star Jane Lynch said: "Rest sweet, Naya. What a force you were. Love and peace to your family."

Kevin McHale, who played Artie Abrams in the series, also wrote: "My Naya, my Snixxx, my Bee. I legitimately can not imagine this world without you."

Ms Rivera went missing after renting a boat with her four-year-old son who was found alone sleeping at around 4pm last Wednesday.

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The child was unharmed and told investigators that he and his mum were swimming, but she never got back into the boat, according to CBS Los Angeles.

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At the time, Ventura Police confirmed the missing person was the actor, who played Santana Lopez in Glee.

Officials found her wallet and identification on the boat, Ventura County Sheriff's Department Captain Eric Buschow told the Los Angeles Times.

He added: "He's [Rivera's son] in good health. The family is going through a very traumatic time right now."

Two days later, the search was shifted to a recovery operation as officials tragically declared that she was 'presumed dead'.

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In a later statement the police department said: "Approximately 50 sheriff's personnel, along with a helicopter, boat crews, divers, and unmanned aerial vehicles searched the lake for five hours Wednesday evening, but Rivera could not be found.

Police and emergency services had led a desperate search to find Ms Rivera. Credit: PA
Police and emergency services had led a desperate search to find Ms Rivera. Credit: PA

"The entire shoreline and surface of the lake were thoroughly searched. Divers also searched underwater in the area where the boat had last been seen. However, there was no sign of Rivera.

"The search was suspended at 10.00pm Wednesday night due to zero visibility in the water and dangerous conditions for the divers.

"The search resumed Thursday morning with divers experiencing less than one foot of visibility in the water in daylight. The difficult conditions have made the recovery operation a very slow process.

"The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is assisting in the search with divers and sonar equipment. Approximately 100 personnel are participating in the mission on Thursday, including resources from neighbouring counties and the United States Coast Guard.

"Investigators believe Rivera drowned in what appears to be a tragic accident."

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