The surf at Big Lagoon beach creates a moderate undertow on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, near Trinidad, Calif. A family that tried to rescue their dog from the powerful surf at the beach in Northern California were swept out to sea, leaving the parents dead and their 16-year-old son missing, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Times-Standard, Jose Quezada)

Photo by: Jose Quezada

The surf at Big Lagoon beach creates a moderate undertow on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, near Trinidad, Calif. A family that tried to rescue their dog from the powerful surf at the beach in Northern California were swept out to sea, leaving the parents dead and their 16-year-old son missing, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Times-Standard, Jose Quezada)