I have done lots of Crew overboard exersizes as part of basic and intermediate cruising courses. Something I don't get to practice is COB with a spin up.
Here is Yachting Monthly's take on it.
They seem to be advocating for cutting the spin away and saving your friend.
Here's another video of a full crew doing a recovery. They have lots of hands so they pull the spin in by brute force.
Any other opinions? I have heard of a method of getting the spin down and then using the engine to return upwind to the crew. Couldn't find a video though