Search Continues for Father of Boy Rescued from Surf

MARINA DEL REY (CNS) - An underwater search resumed this morning around Marina del Rey for the missing father of a 10-year-old boy who was rescued a day earlier from the surf.

The boy and his 39-year-old father were reported missing at 3:56 p.m. Sunday near 4200 S. Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.

County lifeguards pulled boy from the water. He was evaluated by LAFD paramedics but did not require hospitalization, Stewart said.

Underwater searching for the missing man was halted at 7:30 p.m., and the effort, which includes the use of sonar, resumed shortly after 7 this morning, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department's Lifeguard Division.

Periodic land-based patrols had continued through the night.

According to, the missing man is former WWE wrestling star Shad Gaspard, who was at the beach on Sunday with his wife and their 10-year- old son.

Gaspard was a star with WWE, making up one half of the tag team Cryme Time with his partner JTG, according TMZ.

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