Shad Gaspard: ex-WWE star’s body found on beach days after disappearing into the ocean – National

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The body of former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) pro Shad Gaspard was found beached on Venice Beach on Wednesday morning after being swept away in southern California last weekend while swimming with his youngster. son.

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Gaspard’s 10-year-old son Aryeh was rescued and several other swimmers safely emerged from the water after being caught in a tear on Sunday afternoon at Venice Beach in Los Angeles.

“The last time the lifeguard saw him, a wave crashed over Mr. Shad Gaspard and he was swept away,” Los Angeles police said in a statement on Monday.

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Gaspard, 39, was about 50 meters (46 meters) from the shore when he was last seen, police said.

WWE star MVP on Monday shared a statement from the Gaspard family on Twitter and said that they appreciate “all the love, support and concern for this horrible ordeal.”

“At the moment, they are not ready to make public official statements to the media and ask everyone to respect their wishes,” added the tweet.

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Shad’s wife Siliana Gaspard released a statement on Tuesday thanking authorities and fans.

“We would like to express our gratitude to the first responders who saved Aryeh and to the rescuers, coast guards, divers, firefighters and the police for their continued efforts to help locate our beloved Shad,” the statement said.

“Shad is a fighter, a warrior and a magical soul. We hope and pray for his safe return. As a family, we thank you all for your concern and best wishes. Please continue to send your positivity and prayers to our beloved Shad. “

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The US Coast Guard said on Tuesday that it had suspended its search for the missing swimmer “after 16.5 hours of search with multiple rescue operations covering 70 square nautical miles and seven search models.”

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Officials said a body was found in the area on Wednesday, but did not confirm the identity of the deceased at the time.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded on Wednesday near Lifeguard Tower 26 in Venice Beach at around 1:46 a.m. after being notified by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Gaspard’s family went to Venice Beach on Wednesday morning to identify the body found in the area after the ex-WWE wrestler’s disappearance three days earlier.

Many Gaspard fans and members of the WWE community have turned to social media to mourn the loss of the former WWE star.

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Gaspard has grown in importance as a half of the Cryme Tyme team group with his partner, JTG, in WWE.

After retiring from WWE in 2010, Gaspard played small roles on television and film, most notably in the comedy by Kevin Hart in 2015 Become difficult.

– With files from the Associated Press

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