A baptism ceremony on the Central Coast ended in tragedy, when a man who was a part of the event was apparently swept out to sea by a large wave.
It happened at around 10 a.m. Sunday at Guadalupe Dunes Park. A minister and two men were in the surf, as about a dozen relatives and friends were watching when the wave hit. A man identified by family members as 43 year old Benito Flores disappeared.
Authorities closed the beach, and searched the area for hours, but were unable to find any sign of the Santa Maria man.