Man who drowned off Oregon Coast was Fort Collins teacher

Posted at 12:54 PM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 14:54:36-04

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A man who apparently drowned off the Oregon Coast while attempting to rescue his son, who remains missing, was a teacher at Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins.

The Coloradoan reported Friday that 50-year-old Robert Joseph Allen taught vocational and transitional skills to students with educational disabilities.

School district officials say Allen's 17-year-old son, Samuel Vicente Allen, was a student at Rocky Mountain High School.

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for the boy, who disappeared Wednesday off the Oregon Coast while boogie boarding after he was hit by a wave.

The elder Allen's body was recovered by a rescue swimmer but he could not be resuscitated.

Fossil Ridge officials are offering counseling for Robert Allen's students and colleagues.


Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan,