Man dies trying to rescue teen boogie boarding in ocean off Rockaway Beach


A father is dead after disappearing into the waves to try and rescue his 17-year-old son, who had been boogie boarding in the ocean off Rockaway Beach.

The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed crews recovered the 50-year-old man’s body Wednesday afternoon.

During the investigation, crews learned that the teen from Fort Collins, Colorado was riding a boogie board in the surf when a wave knocked him off the board. 

Witnesses say they thought they were seeing some sort of Coast Guard training, but quickly realized it was more at

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