Previous WWE wrestler Shad Gaspard was discovered dead Wednesday morning after he disappeared while swimming with his child at Venice Beach throughout the end of the week, police said.
An individual at the sea shore found the body along the shoreline around 1:25 a.m., as indicated by the Los Angeles Police Department. A specialist with the coroner’s office affirmed the body was Gaspard’s, and the wrestler’s family has been advised, police said.
Gaspard, 39, disappeared Sunday evening while at the same time swimming with his 10-year-old child at Venice Beach in Los Angeles.
He was around 50 yards seaward when a lifeguard saw that a “wave had slammed over Mr. Shad Gaspard and he was cleared out to the ocean,” the Los Angeles Police Department said in an announcement on Tuesday.
Gaspard’s child was found and didn’t require treatment at a clinic.
Boss Ken Haskett, with the local group of fire-fighters’ Lifeguard Section, revealed to NBC News that the lifeguard attempted to pull Gaspard and his child to wellbeing.
“He was going to attempt to safeguard both,” he said. “Yet, the dad, in his last barely any words, stated, ‘Spare my child.’ ”
Gaspard pushed his child to the lifeguard, before “he got pushed down under a wave, and that is the last he’s been seen,” Haskett said.
The wrestler was a piece of the WWE group Cryme Tyme and, since he quit wrestling, he has sought after an acting vocation, as per NBC Los Angeles. He showed up in the motion pictures “Get Hard” and “Have a similar outlook as A Man Too,” and the TV programs “Big Time Rush” and “Key and Peele,” among others.
In an announcement posted on Tuesday, the wrestling association stated, “WWE’s considerations are with the group of Shad Gaspard. It would be ideal if you keep on keeping them in your musings during this troublesome time.”
Gaspard’s significant other, Siliana Gaspard, discharged an announcement on Tuesday considering him a contender with an “enchanted soul.”
“We are trusting and appealing to God for his protected return. As a family we thank all of you for your anxiety and well wishes. If it’s not too much trouble keep on continuing sending your inspiration and supplications to our cherished Shad,” she composed on Instagram.