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FILE - Naya Rivera, a cast member in the television series

‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera found dead at California lake

Jul. 13, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The body of “Glee” star Naya Rivera was found Monday near the surface of a Southern California lake, authorities said. Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub said at a news conference that the body that search crews found floating in the northeast corner of Lake Piru earlier in...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, Naya Rivera participates in the

Search of California lake resumes for missing 'Glee' star

Jul. 12, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The search to find “Glee” TV show star Naya Rivera in a Southern California lake resumed on Sunday, authorities said. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said last Thursday that they believe Rivera, 33, drowned in Lake Piru, northwest of Los Angeles. Her 4-year-old...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, Naya Rivera participates in the

Search of lake for missing "Glee" star to resume Sunday

Jul. 12, 2020 12:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The search to find “Glee" TV show star Naya Rivera in a Southern California lake ended Saturday without any results, authorities said. The Ventura County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet Saturday night that the search of Lake Piru will resume Sunday morning. Authorities said...

In this Aug. 8, 2019, photo, garbage creeps towards the shore at Stanley Beach in Alexandria, Egypt. Authorities say that 11 people drowned off the coast of northern Egypt on Friday, July 10, 2020 at a beach known for its rocky jetty and fast-moving waters. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, file)

11 people drowned at rocky beach in northern Egypt

Jul. 10, 2020 7:41 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Eleven people drowned off the coast of northern Egypt, local authorities said Friday, at a beach known for its rocky jetty and fast-moving waters. The tragedy unfolded at a beach in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, when a young boy ran into the sea and began having difficulties, said the...

A patrol boat with a search and rescue dog heads out on Lake Piru Reservoir, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Ventura, Calif. Authorities said Thursday that they believe Rivera drowned in a Southern California lake but they are continuing the search for her a day after her 4-year-old son was found alone in a rented boat. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Sonar, divers search for 'Glee' star thought to have drowned

Jul. 10, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

Teams are using sonar and robotic devices in what could be a long search for “Glee” star Naya Rivera, who authorities believe drowned in a Southern California lake. “We don’t know if she’s going to be found five minutes from now or five days from now,” Ventura County...

FILE - Actress Naya Rivera arrives at Logo's NewNowNext Awards in Los Angeles on April 13, 2013. Authorities say former “Glee” star Naya Rivera is missing and being searched for at a Southern California lake. Rivera played Santana, a cheerleader in the musical-comedy “Glee” that aired on Fox from 2009 until 2015. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

'Glee' star Naya Rivera believed drowned in California lake

Jul. 10, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities said Thursday that they believe “Glee” star Naya Rivera drowned in a Southern California lake but they are continuing the search for her a day after her 4-year-old son was found alone in a rented boat. “Investigators believe Rivera drowned in what...

Rescuers search for missing persons at the site of a landslide in Tsunagi town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan Monday, July 6, 2020. Rescue operations continued and rain threatened wider areas of the main island of Kyushu. (Takuto Kaneko/Kyodo News via AP)

40 dead in Japan floods, as more areas warned of heavy rain

Jul. 6, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The death toll from three days of heavy rain and flooding in southern Japan rose to 40 on Monday, including 14 who drowned at a riverside nursing home, as rescuers searched for 10 missing people and rain threatened wider areas of the main island of Kyushu, officials said. Army troops and other...

Boaters flag down authorities to a crashed seaplane near Powderhorn Bay on Lake Coeur d'Alene on Sunday, July 5, 2020, south of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The downed plane can be seen in the right side of the image. Two people died in a plane crash Sunday over Lake Coeur d’Alene Sunday, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office told the Spokane Spokesman-Review. Investigators are checking initial reports that there were a total of eight passengers and crew on the two planes, the sheriff's office said in a statement Sunday night. (Stephanie Hammett/The Spokesman-Review via AP)

Sheriff: At least 2 killed in plane collision at Idaho lake

Jul. 6, 2020 6:55 AM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Two bodies have been pulled from Idaho's Lake Coeur d'Alene and as many as six other people are missing after two small planes collided above the water, authorities said. Witnesses described the planes colliding and crashing into the lake near Powderhorn Bay at around 2:20 p.m....

A backyard swimming pool, where three family members died Monday, stands behind a home Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in East Brunswick, N.J. Sixty-two-year-old Bharat Patel, his 33-year old daughter-in-law Nisha Patel and her 8-year-old daughter were found unresponsive by East Brunswick police responding to a 911 call from neighbors who heard screams. Police Lt. Frank Sutter told reporters police performed CPR when they arrived, but all three victims were pronounced dead at the scene. On Tuesday, the Middlesex County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office said it had concluded the deaths were by accidental drowning. (Alexander Lewis/The Asbury Park Press via AP)

Authorities ID 3 family members found dead in backyard pool

Jun. 23, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday identified three family members who died in their backyard swimming pool. Sixty-two-year-old Bharat Patel, his 33-year old daughter-in-law Nisha Patel and her 8-year-old daughter were found unresponsive in the above-ground pool Monday afternoon by East...

This June 22, 2020, image made from China's CCTV video shows rescue workers searching on the river banks in southwestern China's Chongqing province. Eight children drowned in a river in southwestern China after one fell in and the others jumped in to help, state media said Monday. (CCTV via AP)

8 young children drown in river in southwestern Chinese city

Jun. 22, 2020 2:03 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Eight children drowned in a river in southwestern China after one fell in and the others jumped in to help, state media said Monday. The children, described as elementary-school age, had gone to play at a beach Sunday on the Fu River, according to state broadcaster CCTV. Their bodies were...