The family of the former WWE star Shad Gaspard who went missing after getting caught in a riptide has issued a statement on the matter.
“We would like to express our gratitude to the first responders who rescued Aryeh and to the lifeguards, coast guards, drivers, fire and police departments for their continued efforts to help find our beloved Shad.
Shad is a fighter, a warrior and a magical soul. We are hoping and praying for his safe return. As a family we thank you all for your concern and wishes. Please continue to keep sending your positivity and prayers to our beloved Shad.”The Gaspard Family
Shad Gaspard went missing after getting caught in a riptide at Venice Beach in California on Sunday. There were a number of swimmers that were pulled by the current but the former WWE star was the only one that went under.
The lifeguards had reached out to the people and they were trying to pull them out. The wrestling star reportedly directed them to help his 10-year-old son first which they did.
However, another large wave crashed down on Gaspard before the authorities could reach him and this was the last time he was seen. Los Angeles Fire Department lifeguard specialist Pono Barnes has confirmed that Shad was the only person to submerge.
The search operation continued until sundown on Sunday and it was resumed on Monday morning at around 7 am local time. Shad’s family remained on the beach as the operations continued but there have been no updates on the matter.