Former Glee star missing at California lake

Former Glee actress Naya Rivera has gone missing at a lake in Southern California, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department said.

A search operation was launched after her four-year-old son was reportedly found alone on a rented boat at Lake Piru.

The search will resume "at first light" on Thursday, the sheriff's department said.

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Rivera, 33, is best known for playing Santana Lopez on musical comedy series Glee.

According to local reports quoting the sheriff's department, Nivera rented a boat at Lake Piru at about 1pm local time.

The alarm was raised and a search operation launched using helicopters, drones and dive teams, police said.

On Tuesday, Rivera tweeted a picture of her and the boy together, which was captioned: "Just the two of us."

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