Man from Fort Collins dies, teen son missing in accident on Oregon coast

ROCKAWAY BEACH, Ore. — A man from Fort Collins died while trying to rescue his teenage son who was knocked off his boogie board in the surf on the coast of Oregon on Wednesday.

Oregon State Police said the 17-year-old, also from Fort Collins, was riding a boogie board when a wave knocked him off near the city of Rockaway Beach.

Family members on the shore could see the teen was in distress and his 50-year-old father went in to the water to try to save him.

A spokesman said that after several minutes, family members lost sight of both father and son.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew recovered the body of the man later Wednesday afternoon.

On Thursday afternoon, the Coast Guard said it had suspended its search for the 17-year-old.

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