Names of the father and son who drowned:
Robert Allen, age 50, from Fort Collins, Colorado
Samuel Allen, age 17, from Fort Collins, Colorado
Coast Guard ends search from the air – no sign of the teen in a black wetsuit on a boogy board…
On Wednesday at about 2:21pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a water rescue occurring just off the beach near Rockaway Beach.
Authorities say a 17 year old male from Fort Collins, Colorado was riding a Boogie Board in the surf when a wave knocked him off his board. Family members, on the shore, could see he was in distress. His father, age 50, from Fort Collins, Colorado dove into the surf in an attempt to rescue his son. After several minutes, family members lost sight of both father and son.
A search and rescue effort was begun involving the US Coast Guard and local emergency responders. While flying over the area, a US Coast Guard helicopter located and recovered the 50 year old male, who was deceased. The 17 year old male is still missing and is presumed to be deceased.