It took me a day or two to re-blog this, the reason being, I lost a family member to a rip tide a few years ago. The post brought back too many memories, however I believe that the sharing of this post, while not about the exact same situation, may help others understand how serious the rip tides or rip currents can be. Here is her story: In spring of 2012, Trained diver, Christina Cassin (49) was diving with a group in Cozumel,Mexico. She signaled her husband (Scott Turco) that she needed to surface. He turned away for a moment and when he turned back, she was gone. She is still gone, we never found her.