Colorado father dies, son not found after boogie boarding in Oregon, coast guard says

ROCKAWAY BEACH, Ore. — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 17-year-old Colorado boy who disappeared off the Oregon Coast while boogie boarding after he was hit by a wave.

The Coast Guard said Thursday in a press release that the boy’s father, 50-year-old Robert Joseph Allen, drowned while trying to rescue his son, Samuel Vicente Allen.

The elder Allen’s body was recovered by a rescue swimmer but he could not be resuscitated. The younger Allen was presumed drowned in 58-degree water off Rockaway Beach in central Oregon.

The Coast Guard says the teen’s stepmother called 911 about 2:30 p.m. more at

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