May 20, 2020
The friends and colleagues of former WWE superstar, Shad Gaspard, have reacted to the news that he is missing via their various social media platforms.
The news of former WWE star, Shad Gaspard, who went missing over the weekend, has caused several reactions from his close friends and colleagues.
While JTG, who was part of the Cryme Tyme tag team with Shad, broke his silence with a Twitpic that showed an emotional text chain between him and Shad, Chris Jericho stated that he was "very sorry & sad to hear about the disappearance" of Shad.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguard's public information officer (PIO) also informed People that the search for Shad had been put on hold.
Daily Mail reported that Shad and his 10-year-old, Aryeh, were pulled out with the rip current while swimming at the newly reopened Venice Beach on Sunday afternoon. Luckily, the 10-year-old was found alive and unharmed after a long search. An onlooker told the news outlet that:
"I saw the young boy who was inconsolable and his mother who had her arms wrapped around him."
The day after the incident, Shad's wife, Siliana Gaspard, was seen on the beach getting some consolation from close friends as authorities continued the search for her husband.
TMZ later reported that Shad's family issued a statement where they said that they still had hopes and were praying for the return of the 39-year-old. In a statement to People, the Gaspard family noted that:
"Shad is a fighter, a warrior and a magical soul. We are hoping and praying for his safe return."
The Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguard's public information officer (PIO) also informed People that the search for Shad had been put on hold as conditions have been too rough for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to handle.
However, the PIO made it clear that the department had plans to resume the search later in the week.