“The family is going through a very traumatic time right now,” Ventura County Sheriff’s Capt. Eric Buschow told the Los Angeles Times

 

By Ally Mauch
July 09, 2020 01:29 PM
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Naya Rivera’s 4-year-old son, Josey Dorsey, “is in good health" despite his mother's disappearance during a trip they took to a California lake, according to police.

“The family is going through a very traumatic time right now,” Ventura County Sheriff’s Capt. Eric Buschow told the Los Angeles Times.

PEOPLE has reached out to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office for comment.

Rivera, 33, is now presumed to be dead, according to authorities, who have shifted their search to a mission to recover her body.  Police deployed several dive teams Thursday morning.

The actress was reported missing on Wednesday after an outing with her son to the local Lake Piru. The police said the lake will remain closed to the public for the duration of the search.

Naya Rivera and Josey
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On Wednesday, the Glee alumna and Josey rented a pontoon boat on the lake and were swimming in the water. When the boat became overdue for return after its three-hour rental, staff at the lake found it at the north side of the water with her sleeping son aboard, but not Rivera.

According to KNBC, Josey was wearing his lifejacket when he was found asleep on the boat. An adult lifejacket, believed to be the one provided to Rivera, was still on the boat. "This is considered to be a horrible accident," a Ventura County Sheriff's Department spokesperson told the outlet, adding that no foul play was suspected.

Naya Rivera and her son Josey

The day before she went missing, the actress shared a photo of herself and her son on Instagram, captioning it "just the two of us."

Josey is Rivera's son with ex-husband Ryan Dorsey, also an actor. The couple finalized their divorce in June 2018.

“First and foremost, everything I do is for Josey," Rivera told PEOPLE in 2018. "He’s at the best age! He’s talking so much and [he’s] so cool, kind and sweet.”