The body of WWE star Shad Gaspard — who was swept out to sea by a riptide over the weekend — was found washed up on Venice Beach early Wednesday, officials confirmed.

Shad Gaspard

Video taken at the scene early Wednesday shows authorities from the Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles Police Department surrounding a lifeless body.

The coroner and a woman resembling Gaspard’s wife, Siliana Gaspard, were also seen leaving the location.

The LA County Coroner’s Office later confirmed to NBC Los Angeles that the body was Gaspard.

It was found by a jogger around 1:30 a.m., officials told the station.

Gaspard, 39, was swimming at Marina Del Rey Beach with his 10-year-old son when they were caught in a riptide about 50 yards offshore, according to reports.

A witness told TMZ that Gaspard told lifeguards to save his son first. They were unable to get to the 6-foot-6, 270-pound athlete, who was overcome by a wave.

Divers had been searching for Gaspard since, while his family had remained hopeful, calling him “a fighter, a warrior and a magical soul.”

Beaches in Los Angeles County reopened to swimmers and surfers last week.

The LAPD didn’t immediately return a message.

The LAPD didn’t immediately return a message.

Gaspard made his WWE debut in 2003 and was best known as one half of Cryme Tyme with partner JTG.

The wrestling community has been gutted by Gaspard’s disappearance, with many tweeting tributes. JTG shared touching text messages from his former tag team partner.

“If I ever die tomorrow just know I Love you as a brother and friend for ever, even past this life,” Gaspard wrote in January.



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