18 May 2020 22:32
(CNN) Former WWE Superstar Shad Gaspard is missing after visiting a newly reopened California beach, his family says. Gaspard, 39, was last seen at Marina Del Rey Beach in Venice Beach, his wife, Siliana Gaspard, said on her Instagram account. "If you've seen him please call 911 or Dm family," she wrote. The same message appeared on the wrestler's Instagram. One of the photos showed Gaspard in a swimsuit standing on a beach.
While not naming Gaspard, authorities in Los Angeles County told CNN they are actively searching for a swimmer after he was pulled out to sea by a rip current on Sunday afternoon. The US Coast Guard, Los Angeles County lifeguards and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are all looking for the swimmer, Trina Schrader, spokeswoman for the sheriff's department, said. "Weather permitting we'll look for him in the air," Schrader added. "We're using all resources to try to recover him as soon as possible." Read More WWE star Shad Gaspard is missing after going for a swim with his son at a Los Angeles beach. On Monday afternoon, Shad's wife, Siliana Gaspard, shared a post to Instagram in which she declared her husband was "missing." Siliana included his physical characteristics and revealed he was "last seen wearing swim shorts" at the Marina Del Rey beach on Sunday.
She asks for anyone who has seen the wrestler to come forward with any information. In addition, the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed that a man and his 10-year-old son went missing in the waters. The LAFD shared that the child "was located, evaluated and did not require transport to the hospital." However, the U.S. Coast guard added that in the process of saving his son, the lifeguards "lost visual contact of the father." A search for the WWE star began on Sunday afternoon, but was suspended at sunset. Lifeguards resumed their efforts at 7 a.m. this morning. According to the LACoFD Twitter, the searches are using sonar technology to look for the 39-year-old.