WWE superstar Shad Gaspard, well known for his appearance along with JTG as a part of team Cryme Tyme, has reportedly gone missing in the last weekend. He along with his son and wife Siliana, visited the coast of Venice beach during the weekend.
Shad and his son were part of the swimmers who were caught in a rip current (strong underwater current that flows away from the shore, caused by waves breaking near beaches). According to eyewitnesses, Shad was last seen instructing the rescuers to save his son.
Speaking about the incident, Lifeguard Specialist Pink Barnes said, “That group was stuck in one of the rip currents and were swimming just north of the lifeguard tower. That’s why lifeguards were able to get there so soon, but unfortunately, one did, however, submerge”.
“We had one of our lifeguards go out to make a double rescue of a father and a son. The father, unfortunately, got pushed down by a wave as they were getting pulled out of the current. The lifeguard rescued and grabbed the boy, the son, and tried to grab the father as well.
He ended up getting pushed down by a wave and we couldn’t find him and we immediately started with our rescue boats, called in additional lifeguards to search that location of his dad,” says Kenichi Haskett of the LA County Fire Department.
Thankfully, Shad Gaspard’s son has been rescued. The whereabouts of the WWE star are still unknown.