Authorities ask ‘Glee’ co-stars NOT to search for actress Naya Rivera on their own

American actress Naya Rivera’s close friends and co-stars on Glee have been discouraged from hosting their own search parties for the missing 33-year-old who is presumed to dead.

A spokesperson for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department said a private search for the missing actress would in present conditions could be too dangerous.

The Glee star has been missing since Wednesday afternoon when her boat was seen drifting at Lake Piru, north-west of Los Angeles. She is now believed to have drowned.

“For those intent on searching for Naya Rivera on your own, 1. The lake is closed, 2. Temps are already in the 90’s, 3. The terrain around the lake is very steep and rugged.

“Our teams up well equipped and highly trained. We don’t want to have to rescue you,” the spokesperson said.

Naya Rivera YouTube 'Step Up: High Water' TV show panel, TCA Winter Press Tour, Los Angeles, USA - 13 Jan 2018 (Photo by David Buchan/Variety/REX/Shutterstock)
Naya Rivera
YouTube ‘Step Up: High Water’ TV show panel, TCA Winter Press Tour, Los Angeles, USA – 13 Jan 2018 (Photo by David Buchan/Variety/REX/Shutterstock)

This comes after Naya’s friend, her Glee on screen love interest Heather Morris, had pleaded with authorities to help in the search for the missing mother of one.

“My name is heather Morris, I’m Nayas close friend and co-worker, and I’m trying to conduct an on foot search and rescue mission along with a small group of friends at Lake Piru.

“I understand your team is doing EVERYTHING in their power, but we are feeling helpless, powerless and want to help in any way. I have left a message with the department of Rescue and Air today, and I will call again tomorrow. Thank you.”

On Sunday, Rivera’s father helped coordinate the search for her missing daughter.

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