Want to help in any way: Naya Rivera's 'Glee' co-star Heather Morris 'trying to conduct an on foot search and rescue mission' at Lake Piru
Hollywood actress Naya Rivera went missing on Wednesday afternoon after a swimming accident at Lake Piru in Ventura County, California. The Glee actress rented a boat with her 4-year-old son, who was found alone on the boat. The search operation began on Wednesday night and resumed on Thursday morning. Later, authorities of Ventura County Sheriff's Department informed an international publication that it is a 'recover operation' as they presume Naya to be drowned in the man-made deep lake.
Now as the difficult search for Naya Rivera in Lake Piru nears the end of its first week, her Glee co-star and close friend, Heather Morris, is offering to assist the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department in whatever way she can. In a series of Twitter messages on July 12, Heather expressed interest in assembling a team and searching for Rivera in the land surrounding the lake while divers continue to pursue their underwater recovery mission, which has recently been hindered by dangerous water conditions. Heather wrote, “I’m Naya’s 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.”
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
— heather (@HeatherMorrisTV) July 12, 2020
“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," she wrote in another tweet.
Today’s search operation at Lake Piru is winding down. The mission will resume Sunday morning in the ongoing effort to locate Naya Rivera. pic.twitter.com/oy25vTdDLi
— Ventura Co. Sheriff (@VENTURASHERIFF) July 12, 2020
Morris' messages come soon after Rivera's family visited Lake Piru with investigators on Saturday.
Ventura County Sheriff Deputy Chris Dyer, during an earlier interaction with media, told that there are 'no signs of foul play' or 'anything that went wrong besides a tragic accident'. Authorities stated that Lake Piru is not a natural lake but a man-made one which is 'up to 130 feet in spots and loaded with debris on the bottom'.
(Source: E! News/Twitter)