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Man swept out to sea during beach Baptism

Man swept out to sea during beach Baptism
Posted Monday, March 31st 2014 @ 11am  by Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – A California man is still missing after he was swept out to sea while assisting with a beach baptism yesterday morning. Benito Flores, 43, was helping the pastor, his cousin, baptize a man at the Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve near Santa Maria. "A big wave came and took Benito," Pastor Maurigro Cervantes tells KEYT. "I tried to take him out, he was heavy and then another big wave came." That one swept Flores from the shore. Search and rescue teams responded, along with helicopters and the Coast Guard. Flores had not been found as of last night, the Santa Maria Times reports.

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