Ryon attempts to leave the water, but a retreating wave knocks him over and sucks him out into the ocean. His grandfather and mother struggle to reach him and that's when several people can be seen running in to help, including Ewa Beach native Christopher Tuncap.
"The minute I saw the second wave come, that's when I got up and I started sprinting," said Tuncap.
Tuncap and his friends were getting ready to leave the beach when they realized the family was in deep trouble.
He said lifeguards had already left for the day.
"I dived in right when he disappeared," Tuncap said. "I was so scared because I'm not only thinking about saving him, but what's going to happen if I get dragged in?"