The widow of Shad Gaspard is suing the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, and the state of California.
Siliana Gaspard alleges in her lawsuit that there were not enough signs posted to warn about the dangers of swimming in the area where Shad drowned. A rip current swept Shad away while he was swimming with his 10-year-old son. According to reports, lifeguards tried to save Shad but he told the lifeguards to save his son first. Shad submerged and was not found until a few days later on May 20.
The lawsuit alleges that the beach area was understaffed, the lifeguards were not properly trained, and they did not bring the proper equipment. She says the lifeguards left Shad Gaspard “in the water to die.”
TMZ reports that Siliana is suing for unspecified damages and burial costs.