California Man Feared Dead After Being Swept Out to Sea During a Beach Baptism

A 43-year-old man remained missing on Monday, a day after he was swept to sea during a baptism ceremony on a California beach. (KEYT.COM)
A 43-year-old man remained missing on Monday, a day after he was swept to sea during a baptism ceremony on a California beach. (KEYT.COM)

Benito Flores, 43, was helping his cousin – Pastor Maurigro Cervantes – perform the religious ceremony on a man at Guadalupe Beach when a wave toppled the trio. Cervantes said he tried to grab his cousin, but the man was swept away by another wave.

The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.

A California man was feared dead after he was swept out to sea during a beach baptism on Sunday, officials said.

Benito Flores, 43, was helping his cousin — Pastor Maurigro Cervantes — perform the religious ceremony on a man at Guadalupe beach when a hellacious wave toppled the trio, KCOY-TV reported.

“A big wave came and took Benito,” Cervantes, of Jesus Christ Light of the Sky, told the news station.

“I tried to take him out. He was heavy and then another big wave came.”

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SOURCE: New York Daily News
Joe Kemp

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