A tragic act of nature swept a New York boy out to sea. A high unexpected "freak set" of waves caught a group of young hikers off guard near the Captain Cook monument on the Big Island of Hawaii.
We visited there last year and spent two hours snorkeling in the cove near the monument. The seas were calm that day but they can get big and rough on other days. (And as far as we can tell, the victim of this terrible act of nature is not related to Bernie Madoff.)