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story.lead_photo.caption FILE - Actress Naya Rivera arrives at Logo's NewNowNext Awards in Los Angeles on April 13, 2013. Authorities say former “Glee” star Naya Rivera is missing and being searched for at a Southern California lake. Rivera played Santana, a cheerleader in the musical-comedy “Glee” that aired on Fox from 2009 until 2015. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES -- Authorities were searching a Southern California lake Thursday for "Glee" star Naya Rivera a day after her 4-year-old son was found alone on a rented boat.

More than 80 people using helicopters, drones, and all-terrain vehicles, including divers, were involved in the search, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office said. The search began Wednesday and was suspended overnight, but resumed Thursday morning on Lake Piru, 55 miles (90 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles in the Los Padres National Forest.

Rivera rented a pontoon boat at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, and planned to go swimming with the little boy in the reservoir's recreation area, authorities said. Another boater found her son on the north end of the lake asleep on the boat and wearing a life vest.

"We're going on the belief that she did go in the water and we have not been able to locate her," Sheriff's Capt. Eric Buschow said at a news conference. "So this may well be a case of drowning."

Rivera's identification was found on the boat and her vehicle was found in a parking area, authorities said. The boy was safe and healthy and with family members.

There have been occasional drownings through the years in the popular recreation area of the lake, technically a reservoir, which is about an hour's drive from downtown LA. It was shut down Thursday for the search.

Rivera's 4-year-old son is from a marriage with actor Ryan Dorsey. The couple finalized their divorce in June 2018 after nearly four years of marriage.

She called the boy, her only child, "my greatest success, and I will never do any better than him" in her 2016 memoir "Sorry Not Sorry."

The most recent tweet on Rivera's account, from Tuesday, read "just the two of us" along with a photo of her and her son.

Singer Demi Lovato, who played a Rivera love interest in a guest stint on the show, posted an Instagram story that showed a candle with the text, "Please pray for nayarivera to be found safe and sound."

Members of Ventura County Sheriff's Office Underwater Search and Rescue Team search for former "Glee" actress Naya Rivera, Thursday, July 9, 2020 in Lake Peru, Calif. Rivera rented a boat on Wednesday and her 4-year-old son was found alone on the rented boat. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Members of Ventura County Sheriff's Office Underwater Search and Rescue Team search for former "Glee" actress Naya Rivera, Thursday, July 9, 2020 in Lake Peru, Calif. Rivera rented a boat on Wednesday and her 4-year-old son was found alone on the rented boat. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Members of Ventura County Sheriff's Office Underwater Search and Rescue Team help in the search for former "Glee" star Naya Rivera, Thursday, July 9, 2020 in Lake Peru, Calif.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Members of Ventura County Sheriff's Office Underwater Search and Rescue Team help in the search for former "Glee" star Naya Rivera, Thursday, July 9, 2020 in Lake Peru, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Members of Ventura County Sheriff's Office Underwater Search and Rescue Team arrive, Thursday, July 9, 2020 in Lake Peru, Calif., to search for missing "Glee" actress Naya Rivera. Rivera rented a boat on Wednesday and her 4-year-old son was found alone on the rented boat. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Members of Ventura County Sheriff's Office Underwater Search and Rescue Team arrive, Thursday, July 9, 2020 in Lake Peru, Calif., to search for missing "Glee" actress Naya Rivera. Rivera rented a boat on Wednesday and her 4-year-old son was found alone on the rented boat. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
This Thursday, July 9, 2020 photo shows a view of Lake Peru in California. Authorities say former "Glee" star Naya Rivera is missing and being searched for at the lake which is approximately 55 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
This Thursday, July 9, 2020 photo shows a view of Lake Peru in California. Authorities say former "Glee" star Naya Rivera is missing and being searched for at the lake which is approximately 55 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Ventura County Sheriff's deputies appear on the scene in Lake Peru, Calif., Thursday, July 9, 2020, searching for "Glee" star Naya Rivera who was reported missing on Wednesday. Her 4-year-old son was found alone on a rented boat. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Ventura County Sheriff's deputies appear on the scene in Lake Peru, Calif., Thursday, July 9, 2020, searching for "Glee" star Naya Rivera who was reported missing on Wednesday. Her 4-year-old son was found alone on a rented boat. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

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