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The fact that actress Naya Rivera found a little while ago

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Authorities assume that actress Glee Naya Rivera died, a day after her disappearance while swimming in Lake Peru, California, with her four-year-old son.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday (local time) that the search for Rivera has become a recovery mission.

This is what we know about the events leading up to this point.

I rented a boat on Wednesday

Rivera hired a floating boat around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday with her toddler son, José Hollis Dorsey.

The 33-year-old man had planned to swim in the recreation area.

Your son is alone in the boat

Later that afternoon, another boat found the little boy in the boat at the north end of the lake, asleep and wearing a life jacket.

The boy told investigators that he and his mother were swimming in the lake.

He said that while he was back in the boat, his mother was not.

Authorities found Rivera's identity on the boat and found his vehicle in the parking area.

A large search party has been published.

About 50 police officers, along with a helicopter, boat crews, divers and unmanned aerial vehicles, searched the lake for five hours on Wednesday night.

The teams searched the shoreline, surface, and underwater, but found no signs of Rivera.

The search was suspended at 10:00 pm Wednesday due to lack of vision.

The search task has become a recovery process.
The investigation resumed Thursday morning, with the assistance of members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the United States Coast Guard.

Firefighting helicopters are floating over water, and divers are examining underwater using sonar equipment, and many boats can be seen flying through the water, looking for streams and tributaries.

Authorities later announced that the search mission had officially become a recovery process.

Captain Eric Bushcho, Ventura police chief, said divers had less than a foot in the water in broad daylight.

He said that difficult circumstances had made the search process very slow.

Authorities describe Rivera's disappearance as a "tragic accident"

Investigators said they believed Rivera drowned "in what appears to be a tragic accident."

"We believe he got into the water and was unable to locate it," Capt. Bushcho told reporters at a press conference.

"Then this could be drowning."

Ventura County Deputy Police Chief Chris Dyer told reporters there were no signs of wrongdoing.

He said: "The goal is to return Ms. Rivera to her family until it closes."