Father drowns, son presumed dead off Rockaway Beach

In this still image from video, a U.S. Coast Guard rescuer appears to pull a person out of the surf at Rockaway Beach, Oregon Wednesday, June 6, 2018. A father drowned after going into the ocean after his 17-year-old son, who was boogie boarding. The boy is still missing. (Photo: Kristen Nelson)

A 50-year-old man is dead and a 17-year-old boy is presumed drowned after they were swept into the Pacific Ocean Wednesday, according to authorities.

Oregon State Police said the boy was boogie boarding when a wave knocked him off his board. The boy’s father went into the surf to try to rescue his son.

The boy’s stepmother called 911 after she lost sight of them.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew spotted the man in the surf. They lowered a rescuer to retrieve the man’s body.

OSP said crews are still looking for the boy. The Coast Guard said it would continue searching for the boy from the air until after sunset and then again at first light Thursday morning.

The father and son were from Fort Collins, Colorado.