The Fort Collins father who drowned in the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday trying to rescue his son, who remains missing, was a Fossil Ridge High School teacher, school district officials confirmed Friday.
U.S. Coast Guard crews located Robert Joseph Allen, 50, after his wife called 911. Seventeen year-old Samuel Vicente Allen could not be located and is presumed dead. Coast Guard officials said they made the hard decision to suspend the search Thursday.
A father and teacher, Joe Allen had taught 10 years at Fossil