On Friday June 15, 2018 at approximately 11:00 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a deceased person in the surf near Rockaway Beach. The deceased was determined to be Samuel Vicente ALLEN. ALLEN was missing and presumed to have drowned after a surfing incident on June 6, 2018. Allen was found approximately one half mile from where he was last seen on June 6.
Oregon State Police was assisted by Rockaway Beach Fire and Rescue, Rockaway Beach Police Department, and the Tillamook County Medical Examiner.
Update June 7th: Names Released – Robert Joseph Allen, age 50, from Fort Collins, CO and Samuel Vicente Allen, age 17, from Fort Collins, CO.
The Coast Guard is continuing the search for Samuel Allen.
On Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at about 2:21pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a water rescue occurring on the Pacific Ocean beach adjacent to the city of Rockaway Beach.
Oregon State Police
Preliminary investigation revealed a 17 year old male from Fort Collins, Colorado was riding a Boogie Board in the surf when a wave knocked him off his board. Family members, on the shore, could see he was in distress. His father, age 50, from Fort Collins, Colorado entered the surf in an attempt to rescue his son. After several minutes, family members lost sight of both father and son.
A search and rescue effort was begun involving the US Coast Guard and local emergency responders. While flying over the area, a US Coast Guard helicopter located and recovered the 50 year old male, who was deceased. The 17 year old male is still missing and is presumed to be deceased.
At this time the search is still ongoing for the 17 year old male.
OSP was assisted by Rockaway Beach Fire and Rescue, the Rockaway beach Police Department, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Tillamook Regional Medical Center Ambulance and the United States Coast Guard.