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Former WWE pro Shad Gaspard missing in ocean off California

Ocean Search Missing Wrestler
Posted at 9:04 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 00:04:57-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former World Wrestling Entertainment pro Shad Gaspard is still missing after being swept out to sea in Southern California last weekend while he was swimming with his son.

Gaspard's 10-year-old son was rescued and several other swimmers made it out of the water safely after they were caught in a rip current Sunday at Venice Beach. Gaspard was about 50 yards from shore when he was last spotted.

His wife issued a statement thanking authorities for their search efforts and Gaspard's fans for their support. Gaspard gained prominence in the WWE as one half of the tag-team group Cryme Time, along with his partner JTG.