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Body found at site of search for missing Glee actress Naya Rivera

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Rescuers on Monday (July 13) found a body at the California lake where Glee star Naya Rivera went missing last week.

The Ventura County Sheriffs office said “recovery is in progress” of the unidentified body, after a sixth day of searching for the US actress began again at first light.

Rivera, 33, is believed to have accidentally drowned in Lake Piru after renting a boat at the camping and recreational hot spot with her four-year-old son, authorities said last week.

She vanished on Wednesday afternoon, and a massive search involving divers, patrol boats and helicopters was launched after her son was spotted drifting alone in a boat on the lake.

“Investigators believe Rivera drowned in what appears to be a tragic accident,” the sheriffs office said last week.

“Riveras son told investigators that he and his mother had been swimming in the lake, and he got back in the boat, but Rivera did not,” a statement said.

The lake, an hours drive northwest of Los Angeles, has been closed to the public since, with around 100 personnel, including the US Coast Guard and rescuers from neighbouring counties, joining the search.

With less than one foot (30cm) of visibility underwater in daylight, the recovery operation has been “a very slow process” even with use of sonar equipment, officials said.

A news conference is scheduled for Monday afternoon.

A body has been found at Lake Piru this morning. The recovery is in progress. There will be a news conference at 2 pm at the lake

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