Gaspard was swimming with son before being caught in strong current
Former WWE superstar Shad Gaspard is currently missing after being swept away by a strong sea current whilst swimming.
First reported by TMZ, Gaspard and his son were among a group of swimmers caught in a strong rip current yesterday around 4PM PDT/12AM BST. Lifeguards rushed to rescue them, and managed to retrieve Gaspard’s son, but the 39-year-old has not been located.
Shad allegedly directed rescuers to help his 10-year-old son first before being crashed down on by a larger wave.
One official working with the L.A. Fire Dept. told media they believe the 39-year-old “did submerge.” Divers and Helicopters were sent out to scour the area. Rescuers searched for Gaspard in the water until 7:30 pm before calling it off, according to CBS. They are hoping that he’ll be found on land in a surrounding area
TWM will update you with more on this story as it develops.