May God comfort the family and bring loved ones to assist them .Amen
I was at the beach this weekend less than an eighth of a mile from where a teenager was swept out to sea by a rip current. So sad to see search and rescue unable to find him till the next day.
For those who ever are caught in a rip current...don't panic, swim parallel to the shore, and you will eventually exit the rip current and be able to swim back to the beach. Even treading water, the current will subside and you can swim back to shore. Panic is why people who can swim drown in rip currents.
Prayers for your friend and all involved...