Early Wednesday morning, a body was discovered along the shoreline at the Venice Pier that matches the description of Shad Gaspard, who went missing Sunday.
The news was reported by the Lifeguard Division of the Los Angeles County Fire Department during a news briefing with members of the local press.
Gaspard went missing Sunday afternoon while in the water with his ten-year-old son. A rip current hit as lifeguards were frantically rescuing those caught in the water with an eyewitness noting that Gaspard instructed lifeguards to take care of his son first. A large wave came crashing down and that caused Gaspard to disappear with a rescue party searching for him since that time.
Our condolences to his family and all affected by this tragic loss.
— Tina Patel (@tina_patel) May 20, 2020