Ex WWE Star Shad Gaspard Has Been Missing After He And His Son Were Caught Up In A Strong Current
Shad Gaspard has been missing ever since he and his son went out for a swim on the California beach. According to reports, the father-son duo was caught up in a strong current in the sea, among many others. Lifeguards had managed to pull everybody out of the sea, along with Gaspard’s son, except for Gaspard.
The “Cryme Tyme” fighter, as the police and public believe, might have submerged into the sea. However, the local police and the authorities have sent in deep-sea divers and search crews into the sea, looking for him. The 10-year-old boy that had been pulled out of the water confirmed that the man with him was his father, Shad Gaspard.
Shad Gaspard Has Not Been Found Yet, And Tensions Are Rising
Gaspard and his family had been on the beach on the first week that the state reopened the Los Angeles County beaches to the public. According to TMZ, Gaspard and his 10-year-old son had gone for a swim in the Marina Del Rey at around 4 p.m. on Sunday when they, along with many others, had been caught in a strong rip current.
Lifeguards took immediate measures to evacuate the people from the water and rescue those in trouble. Gaspard, 39, who is 6’7″ and weighs 285 pounds, apparently did not make it out of the water. The state authorities immediately dispatched search parties and divers to rescue Gaspard. The search continued till 7.30 p.m. after which, it was called off. The party got back to it at 7.30 the next morning.
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
Although there have been no sightings of Gaspard or his body, the search continues among speculations that he might have drowned and been carried off by the current.
People on Twitter and the whole internet verse has broken down over the news. Millions have extended their support to Gaspard’s family.
Our thoughts are with them, too, and we pray he is found soon.