- Shad Gaspard was in the company of his wife and 10-year-old son when he went missing during a swimming escapade at Venice Beach
- Efforts to find him are ongoing but reports say they have significantly been scaled down
- The pro-wrestler made his WWE debut in 2003 before quitting seven years later
Former WWE star Shad Gaspard has been confirmed as among a group of swimmers missing at the sea following a beach swim.
It is believed Gaspard was joined by his wife and 10-year-old son during the Sunday, May 17, swimming escapade at Venice Beach in Los Angeles.
Daily Star reports the wrestler went into the water along with his son and group of others before they were caught in a strong rip current.
Lifeguards had to reportedly go in to rescue the swimmers, with Gaspard's son understood to be among those saved.
However, the former WWE star is yet to be located, with an official from the LA Fire Department divulging an adult "did submerge."
A message on the 39-year-old's missing has since been shared on his Instagram story saying : "Missing! Last seen wearing swim shorts."
“If you have seen Shad please message me. Please don’t flood me asking what happened. We want to know if he’s been seen and where. Thank you," the post continued.
Gaspard made his WWE bow in 2003, with his last appearance in the ring coming during a SmackDown episode back in 2010.
He was part of the Cryme Tyme tav team that also included JTG.
He went on to become the one contender for the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship when he defeated The Hart Dynasty.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that John Cena paid a surprise visit to a seven-year-old boy who is seriously ill for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The WWE superstar went to see young lad David Castle who is fighting a Wilms tumour, at his home in Tampa, Florida.
The 16-time world heavyweight champion handed over two WWE Titles, a signed t-shirt, hat, armbands and a programme to the youngster.
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