The body of former WWE pro Shad Gaspard was found Wednesday on Los Angeles’ Venice Beach, after he was caught in a rip current last weekend, police said. Patrol officers were flagged down around 1:25 a.m. by a person reporting that a body had washed ashore, a Police Department statement said. The body was identified as Gaspard and his family was notified.
Gaspard went missing last Sunday after he went swimming with his 10-year-old son, Aryeh. The boy was rescued and several other swimmers made it out of the water safely. He was about 50 yards (46 meters) from shore when he was last spotted by a lifeguard, police said. A wave crashed over him and he was swept out to sea.
Gaspard, 39, gained prominence in the WWE as one half of the tag-team group Cryme Tyme, along with his partner, JTG. After retiring in 2010, Gaspard has had small roles on TV and in movies, including the 2015 Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard.”
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