Former WWE Superstar Shad Gaspard of the tag team Cryme Tyme is missing after a swim with his son Sunday.
According to TMZ, Gaspard was swimming with his 10-year-old son at Venice Beach, California Sunday afternoon when the former wrestler and a group of swimmers were caught in a strong riptide around 4 p.m.
A witness at the scene told TMZ that Gaspard directed rescuers to help his son first, which they did. A Los Angeles Fire Department official told the media Sunday that they believe Gaspard “did submerge” and that’s the last time the 39-year-old was seen.
“The primary factor yesterday was the hazardous surf, with waves at four to six feet,” the source told The New York Daily News. “We had strong lateral and strong rip currents through the entire Venice area. Our lifeguards were making hundreds of rescues.”