Former WWE pro Shad Gaspard missing in ocean off California

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In this June 28, 2015, file photograph, WWE wrestler Shad Gaspard arriving at the Los Angeles premiere of “Terminator Genisys” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The former Earth Wrestling Enjoyment pro remained lacking Tuesday, Might 19, 2020 immediately after staying swept out to sea whilst swimming with his youthful son over the weekend off Southern California, police mentioned. Gaspard’s ten-yr-outdated son Aryeh was rescued and a number of other swimmers made it out of the h2o securely immediately after they were caught in a rip recent Sunday afternoon at Venice Seashore in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES — Former Earth Wrestling Enjoyment pro Shad Gaspard was continue to lacking Tuesday immediately after he was swept out to sea in Southern California final weekend whilst swimming with his youthful son.

Gaspard’s ten-yr-outdated son, Aryeh, was rescued and a number of other swimmers made it out of the h2o securely immediately after they were caught in a rip recent Sunday afternoon at Venice Seashore in Los Angeles.

“When final witnessed by the lifeguard, a wave experienced crashed over Mr. Shad Gaspard and he was swept out to sea,” Los Angeles police mentioned in a assertion Monday.

Gaspard, 39, was about 50 yards from shore when he was final spotted, police mentioned.

His wife, Siliana Gaspard, issued a assertion Tuesday thanking authorities and lovers.

“We would like to convey our gratitude to the 1st responders who rescued Aryeh and to the lifeguards, coast guard, divers, fireplace and police departments for their ongoing endeavours to support uncover our beloved Shad,” the assertion mentioned.

The assertion added: “Shad is a fighter, a warrior and a magical soul. We are hoping and praying for his secure return. As a family members we thank you all for your issue and nicely wishes. Remember to continue to preserve sending your positivity and prayers to our beloved Shad.”

Gaspard acquired prominence in the WWE as 1 fifty percent of the tag-workforce group Cryme Time, along with his associate, JTG.

After retiring from the WWE in 2010, Gaspard has experienced little roles on Television and in videos, including the 2015 Kevin Hart comedy “Get Tricky.”

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