“Glee” star Heather Morris is providing to “assist in any means” within the ongoing search to seek out Naya Rivera, who disappeared 5 days in the past throughout a lake journey along with her younger son.
Morris contacted the Ventura County Sheriff’s Workplace amid the continuing restoration efforts to find Rivera, who authorities stated is presumed lifeless after a “tragic accident.”
“My title is Heather Morris. I’m Naya’s shut pal and co-worker, and I’m making an attempt to conduct an on-foot search and rescue mission together with a small group of associates at Lake Piru,” Morris wrote on Twitter Saturday in response to a tweet from authorities concerning the search operation “winding down” for the evening.
“I perceive your crew is doing EVERYTHING of their energy, however we’re feeling helpless, powerless and need to assist in any means,” she stated. “I’ve left a message with the division of Rescue and Air at this time, and I’ll name once more tomorrow. Thanks.”
My title is Heather Morris, I am Nayas shut pal and co-worker, and I am making an attempt to conduct an on foot search and rescue mission together with a small group of associates at Lake Piru. I perceive your crew is doing EVERYTHING of their energy, however we’re feeling helpless, powerless and
— heather (@HeatherMorrisTV) July 12, 2020
need to assist in any means. I’ve left a message with the division of Rescue and Air at this time, and I’ll name once more tomorrow. Thanks
— heather (@HeatherMorrisTV) July 12, 2020
Searchers are combing Lake Piru, the place Rivera went lacking Wednesday afternoon after she rented a ship and went for an outing along with her 4-year-old son, Josey. When the 2 didn’t return to shore, workers of the boat stand discovered Josey alone within the boat along with his lifejacket on hours later.
Morris and Rivera starred collectively on the Fox musical comedy for years as cheerleaders Brittany Pierce and Santana Lopez, who grew to become a fan-favorite couple over the sequence’ six-season run.
The 2 have stayed shut for the reason that present wrapped in 2015, bonding over the expertise of elevating younger sons and steadily exhibiting assist for one another on social media. Final yr, Morris and Rivera reunited with their fellow “Glee” alums Jenna Ushkowitz and Kevin McHale on a trivia podcast to replicate on their favourite moments from the sequence.
On Thursday, Morris stated she is refusing to surrender on the restoration efforts, expressing hope for Rivera’s protected return.
“It’s so laborious to wrap your head round one thing unknown,” Morris instructed E! Information in an announcement. “I’m holding on to hope that the rescuers will convey Naya house in a swift and speedy restoration. I do know she would remind me in moments like this that God has a plan for all the things, and though we might not know that that plan is, we have to hold our chin up and keep sturdy.”
Rivera’s different “Glee” co-stars have additionally spoken out in current days, rallying their followers to wish that she’s discovered alive.
“Love and hug on the folks you’ll be able to, when you can. I like you. Everybody, please ship out your prayers,” Chord Overstreet wrote on Twitter after the information broke. In the meantime, Harry Shum Jr. tweeted, “Praying.”
Demi Lovato, who appeared in a handful of episodes as Rivera’s love curiosity, tweeted on Thursday night, “I don’t tweet typically however generally my tweets come true so, collectively let’s manifest on twitter that Naya might be discovered protected and sound!! Come on y’all! Let’s put this vitality on the market: they may discover her wholesome and alive!!”
Authorities didn’t publicly reply to Morris’ message, however they’ve been sharing updates commonly concerning the seek for Rivera.
A number of of Rivera’s members of the family are on-site on the California lake, becoming a member of about 100 folks from a number of companies — together with divers with underwater sonar and robots — who’re looking for Rivera, a sheriff’s spokesperson confirmed Saturday.
“Sadly, they didn’t find Naya Rivera. They’re nonetheless looking out,” sheriff’s Capt. Eric Buschow stated Friday in a information convention. He added: “We don’t know if she’s going to be discovered 5 minutes from now or 5 days from now.”