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Father drowns, son missing on Oregon coast

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ROCKAWAY BEACH, Ore. -

A Colorado man apparently drowned off the Oregon Coast after attempting to rescue his son, who is now missing after being hit by a wave while boogie boarding in the ocean.
  
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that a search is ongoing for the 17-year-old boy from Fort Collins, Colorado.
  
Oregon State Police say the teen was visiting Rockaway Beach Wednesday with his 50-year-old father and other family members.
  
Police say the teen was riding his board when he was knocked off by a wave. His father went into the water when relatives couldn't see the boy from the shore.
  
Another family member called 911 around 2:20 p.m. after losing sight of the father.
  
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter found the father dead about 45 minutes later.
  
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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com

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