Former WWE wrestler Shad Gaspard reportedly went missing while swimming at Venice Beach on Sunday, according to TMZ.
Gaspard, 39, and his 10-year-old son were reportedly caught in a rip current. Lifeguards went out to help, and Gaspard told them to assist his son first. Lifeguards were able to reach and rescue Gaspard’s son. Gaspard reportedly was submerged under water.
ABC7 confirmed the situation, though did not mention whether Gaspard was involved. Beaches reopened in Los Angeles County on Wednesday.
Rescuers continued looking for Gaspard until sundown Sunday. A team also went out early Monday to try and find Gaspard.
LA County Sheriff’s divers just resumed the search for 10-year-old boy’s father who was caught in strong rip currents yesterday. @TMZ confirms father as 39-year-old former WWE Superstar Shad Gaspard. @WWE @FOXLA @GDLA @LASDHQ pic.twitter.com/6gX4cZdyC7— Mario Ramirez (@MarioFOXLA) May 18, 2020
Gaspard’s wife, Siliana, posted a message on her Instagram story confirming Shad Gaspard was missing. Siliana asked people to only message her if they’ve seen Gaspard or have information about his disappearance.
Gaspard had two separate stints with WWE. He — along with Jayson Anthony Paul — were part of a tag team known as Cryme Tyme. Gaspard was released from his WWE contract in 2010, and has been wrestling on the independent circuit.
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