This story is rather intense. From having taken groups to the ocean I can in some small way imagine the fear that would be going through your heart were something like this to happen. Read the story of Dale Ostrander:
Twenty-plus kids from the youth group sobbed uncontrollably and prayed on the sand during the search, a truly heart-wrenching sound. It was then at least another 15 minutes or so before rescue swimmer Eduardo Mendez spotted Ostrander, and he and swimmer Will Green were able to grab him and pull him aboard a jet ski.
Here is the full MSNBC post: Dramatic Rescue
Also check out the blog that has been set up to report on Dale’s recovery: prayersfordale.blogspot.com