The family of Shad Gaspard issued a statement through a number of WWE and AEW performers asking for privacy during this terrible ordeal. Gaspard’s family stated they are not ready to make any public or official statements at this time.
Gaspard went missing on Sunday afternoon after he was caught in a riptide along with his 10 year old son and other people. During the rescue operation, Gaspard directed the lifeguards to rescue his 10 year old son first. A wave reportedly hit him after and he was not seen again.
Divers were combing the area yesterday morning, as well as helicopters searching above. Unconfirmed reports are circulating that the rescue effort has been called off. Gaspard has not yet been declared deceased.
On behalf of the staff of Wrestleview, our thoughts are with the family of Shad Gaspard during this horrible time and join others in hoping for a happy resolution to this story.
We will continue to follow this story as more becomes available.
Tweeted at the request of Shad's family.@Shadbeast ‘s family appreciates all the love, support, and concern through this horrible ordeal. At this time they are not ready to make any public or official statements to any media outlet And ask all to respect their wishes.
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