Shad Gaspard was swimming in the waters off Venice Beach on Sunday. Then a riptide pulled him under after a large wave crashed on him. He was 39-years-old and instructed rescuers to save his 10-year-old son first.

A body was discovered early Wednesday morning. It was not identified at the time, but now the sad news has been confirmed as CBS LA’s Tina Patel reports that lifeguards have confirmed the identity of Gaspard’s body.

BREAKING: @LACoLifeguards confirm body found washed up on Venice Beach this morning matches that of WWE star Shad Gaspard, who went missing Sunday afternoon.

Our thoughts continue going out to all of Shad Gaspard’s family, friends, and fans. This is a very sad time.

RIP Shad Gaspard.

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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