Vince McMahon, WWE and Shad’s Family Issue Statements on Gaspard Missing
“WWE’s thoughts are with the family of Shad Gaspard. Please continue to keep them in your thoughts during this difficult time,” said Vince McMahon while posting a photo of Shad Gaspard on his Twitter account.
As most fans know by now, Gaspard was deemed missing after a Vince Beach incident that witnesses say saw him dragged under a rip tide. He was trying to rescue his son, ushered lifeguards over to the 10-year-old but when they came back around for Gaspard, he was gone.
Rescuers continued to search on Monday with search efforts being limited Tuesday and essentially called off. The case will remain open until a body has been recovered, but Vince’s message was one of many from friends and family suggesting the worst.
Gaspard hasn’t been seen since the incident and WWE issued a statement as well saying, “WWE’s thoughts are with the family of Shad Gaspard. Please continue to keep them in your thoughts during this difficult time.”
We join WWE and all those sending our thoughts to the friends and family of Shad Gaspard. The news continues to look terrible and this has to be a difficult time for all involved.
The fact that Shad’s first thought to save his son goes to show just how special a type of person people are looking for is.
Shad’s wife posted a message on Instagram today:
We would like to express our gratitude to the first responders who rescued Aryeh and to the lifeguards, coast guard, divers, fire and police departments for their continued efforts to help find our beloved Shad. .
Shad is a fighter, a warrior and a magical soul. We are hoping and praying for his safe return. As a family we thank you all for your concern and well wishes. Please continue to keep sending your positivity and prayers to our beloved Shad. .