Four men got caught in a rip current Saturday afternoon.
One of those swimmers was able to swim ashore and lifeguards rescued another one.
One of the survivors said they were taken off guard by the strength of the rip current.
"The wave was pretty strong, it had a strong current and I guess that's what pulled us into the ocean. We're not really experienced swimmers at all," said Sai Yaag, a rescued swimmer.
All the swimmers were part of an evangelical church group from Banning. They were in Huntington Beach for a wedding.