A body has washed up on Venice Beach, where former WWE star Shad Gaspard was swept out to sea by a riptide over the weekend. The body matches the description of Gaspard.
Video taken at the scene early Wednesday morning shows authorities surrounding a lifeless body.
The coroner and a woman resembling Gaspard’s wife, Siliana Gaspard, were also seen leaving the location.
Beaches in Los Angeles County reopened to swimmers and surfers last week.
Gaspard, 39, was swimming at Marina Del Rey Beach with his 10-year-old son when they were caught in a riptide, according to reports. Lifeguards were able to save the boy but not Gaspard, who police said was overcome by a wave.
He was swimming about 50 yards from shore, Los Angeles police said.
“When last seen by the lifeguard, a wave had crashed over Mr. Shad Gaspard and he was swept out to sea,” the department said.
The boy was not hospitalized after he was pulled from the water. He was described as being in good shape.
Divers had been searching for Gaspard while his family has remained hopeful. They called him “a fighter, a warrior and a magical soul.”
Gaspard made his WWE debut in 2003 and was best known as one-half of Cryme Tyme with partner JTG which debuted in 2006. After leaving WWE in 2010, he pursued an acting career. He has appeared in the films Think Like a Man Too and The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time.