Father, toddler swept into the ocean Oregon beach, officials say

A U.S. coast guard helicopter searched for a beach about two miles north of Cape Blanco, Oregon

(Oregon State Police )

The coast guard suspended the search Monday along the Oregon coast for a father and his young son after a wave engulfed the two to the sea.

The U. S. Coast Guard told Fox 12 Oregon received the report on Sunday of two people in the water just before 1 p.m. local time. The incident took place in the Boice Cope County Park beach, located 4 km north of Cape Blanco, Ore.

The 31-year-old man, who was identified by the Oregon State Police as Jayson Dean Thomas, and his 3-year-old son, both of the Eugene area, a walk along the beach when the wave struck. The wife of the man, who not identified by police, saw the whole incident happen and called the authorities.

The coast guard said MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a 47-foot motor Life Boat crew, searched 112 square miles for more than 22 hours, which is 583 total km in an attempt to locate them.

On the country, the Oregon State Police on all-terrain vehicles spent Sunday and part of Monday sanding on the beach areas.

OSP, @CurrySheriff, @USCGPacificNW search for an adult male and a small child is washed from the sea in the vicinity of floras Lake in Curry County

— Oregon State Police (@ORStatePolice) January 15, 2017

A child carrier worn by the father and his coat were found in the surf, the coast guard, said in a press release.

Oregon State Police spokesman Capt. Bill Fugate told the Associated Press the area where the two were swept away has steep, and the sea was rough because of an approaching storm.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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