I'd look underneathe and follow the E-brake cable to the rear end. See if he snapped/broke it. Maybe it came off the clips on the rear axle? that is where I would start if it is not working at all he may need to find out if that is the issue and replace if broken.
2002 True Blue V6 to GT Vert
16.1@86 as an auto 3.8
2.15 60', 9.3@77, 14.4@96 as a 5spd SOHC 4.6