Former WWE Superstar Shad “Da Beast” Gaspard is reportedly missing after visiting a newly reopened California beach, said a CNN report.
His wife, Siliana Gaspard, said on her Instagram account that Gaspard, 39, was last seen at Marina Del Rey Beach in Venice Beach.
“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.
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, though they did not refer to Gaspard.
Trina Schrader, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department, said, the US Coast Guard, Los Angeles County lifeguards, and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is all looking for a swimmer.
She said, “Weather permitting we’ll look for him in the air. We’re using all resources to try to recover him as soon as possible.”
Pono Barnes, ocean lifeguard specialist with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, told CNN two swimmers were caught in a rip current, and one, a young boy, was rescued. The other, a black male in his 30s, “submerged.”
They continued their search until 7:30 p.m. and resumed it Monday morning, Barnes said.
Neither Barnes nor Schrader confirmed that it was Gaspard who went missing. An email to Siliana Gaspard went unanswered Monday afternoon.
He is married and has a 10-year old son.