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ROCKAWAY BEACH, Ore. -

(AP) - The Latest on a father and son drowning (all times local):
  
2 p.m.
  
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. Wednesday to say both her husband and stepson had disappeared in the surf.
  
The family is from Fort Collins, Colorado.
  
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9:45 a.m.
  
Authorities have released the name of a Colorado man who drowned off the Oregon Coast while attempting to rescue his 17-year-old son, who remains missing in the ocean.
  
Oregon State Police said Thursday that 50-year-old Robert Joseph Allen, from Fort Collins, Colorado, drowned Wednesday while trying to get to his son, Samuel Vicente Allen.
  
The younger Allen had been boogie boarding at Rockaway Beach and was knocked off his board 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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7:50 a.m.
  
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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