My friend called 911 since the victim's wife went into the water without a floatation device to save her husband. A man, who had been talking with the couple earlier, jumped into the surf with a boogie board, he said later, with the intention of saving the husband. He soon realized the wife was in trouble, too. She fought him, wanting to save her husband, but in her panic didn’t realize that she had set herself up as the second victim. The man won and brought her back to the beach. We were relieved.
Update: The forty-four year old husband and father died in the hospital the next day.