Authorities Believe Naya Rivera's Last Act Before Her Unexpected Passing Was Saving Her 4-Year-Old Son From Drowning Before She Disappeared Under the Water

Authorities Believe Naya Rivera’s Last Act Before Her Unexpected Passing Was Saving Her 4-Year-Old Son From Drowning Before She Disappeared Under the Water

Before actress Naya Rivera passed away, authorities believe the last thing the mom of one did on earth was save her son’s life. As Mamas Uncut previously reported, on July 8, Rivera and her 4-year-old little boy Josey rented a pontoon boat to sail around Lake Piru in Ventura County, California around 1:00 p.m. 

Three hours later, when Rivera didn’t return with the rented boat, staff members went looking for her. However, when they located the boat only Josey and Rivera’s life jacket were found aboard the ship.

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Always bringing the ????

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Authorities say the 4-year-old explained that his mom went for a swim but she never returned to the boat. A search quickly ensued for the Glee star.

Naya Rivera Used Her Last Bit of Strength to Save Son’s Life.

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Batman and Batgirl. The perfect duo

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Five days later, on July 13, rescuers found Rivera’s body and recovered it from Lake Piru. Now, authorities are revealing a little more about what they now about Rivera’s last moment before her unexpected death.

At a news conference Monday afternoon, People reports that Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub recounted fully what Josey told authorities about his mom’s disappearance that sunny day in California.

“We know from speaking with her son, that he and Naya swam in the lake together at some point during their journey. It was during that time that her son described being helped into the boat by Naya, who boosted him onto the deck from behind. He told investigators that he looked back and saw her disappear under the surface of the water.”

As Sheriff Ayub explained, “there are a lot of currents on the lake that appear particularly in the afternoon,” likely when Rivera disappeared. “The idea perhaps being that the boat started drifting, it was unanchored, and that she mustered enough energy to get her son back onto the boat, but not enough to save herself.”

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Following Rivera’s passing a petition was created “calling for signs warning swimmers of its dangerous conditions,” People reported. However, “swimming is allowed” in the waters.

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My Naya, my Snixxx, my Bee. I legitimately can not imagine this world without you. • 7 years ago today, she and I were together in London when we found out about Cory. We were so far away, but I was so thankful that we had each other. A week ago today we were talking about running away to Hawaii. This doesn’t make sense. And I know it probably never will. • She was so independent and strong and the idea of her not being here is something I cannot comprehend. She was the single most quick-witted person I’ve ever met, with a steel-trap memory that could recall the most forgettable conversations from a decade ago verbatim. The amount of times she would memorize all of those crazy monologues on Glee the morning of and would never ever mess up during the scene… I mean, she was clearly more talented than the rest of us. She was the most talented person I’ve ever known. There is nothing she couldn’t do and I’m furious we won’t get to see more. • I’m thankful for all the ways in which she made me a better person. She taught me how to advocate for myself and to speak up for the things and people that were important to me, always. I’m thankful for the times I grew an ab muscle from laughing so hard at something she said. I’m thankful she became like family. I’m thankful that my dad happened to have met her weeks before I did and when I got Glee, he told me to “look out for a girl named Naya because she seemed nice.” Well dad, she was nice and she became one of my favorite people ever. • If you were fortunate enough to have known her, you’ll know that her most natural talent of all was being a mother. The way that she loved her boy, it was truly Naya at her most peaceful. I’m thankful that Naya got that beautiful little boy back on that boat. I’m thankful he will have a strong family around him to protect him and tell him about his incredible mom. I just hope more than anything that her family is given the space and time to come to terms with this. For having such tiny body, Naya had such a gigantic presence, a void that will now be felt by all of us – those of us who knew her personally and the millions of you who loved her through your TVs. I love you, Bee.

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As one of her Glee co-stars Kevin McHale wrote on Instagram, Rivera’s greatest joy was being a mom to Josey. “If you were fortunate enough to have known her, you’ll know that her most natural talent of all was being a mother,” he shared.

“The way that she loved her boy, it was truly Naya at her most peaceful. I’m thankful that Naya got that beautiful little boy got back on that boat. I’m thankful he will have a strong family around him to protect him and tell him about his incredible mom.”

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