Shad Gaspard, who wrestled for WWE in the 2000s as a member of tag team Cryme Tyme, is missing after a strong riptide yesterday at Marina Del Rey beach.
According to CBSN in Los Angeles, rescuers called off the search for Gaspard in the water at 7:30 PM yesterday and are hoping he will be found on land.
TMZ later confirmed that the 39-year-old in CBSN’s report is Shad Gaspard.
Gaspard and his 10-year-old son were swimming along with several others when lifeguards were forced to try to help everyone out of the water when conditions worsened.
Gaspard instructed them to help his son first, who was safely brought to shore.
UPDATE: Multiple sources have indicated that inevitably, since this story was first published, rescuers have decided to end the search.