Coast Guard suspended the search for William at sunset
A family visiting from Portland had been storm-watching on the remote beach Saturday when a powerful wave caught them by surprise, sweeping the father, his 4-year-old son and his 7-year-old daughter into the surf.
PIC OF FAMILY:
A father and his two kids were swept to sea over the weekend. Family said Lola Stiles, 7, was killed. William Stiles, 4, is still missing. Family provided us with this statement today. #LiveOnK2https://t.co/RPHbsyYFEg pic.twitter.com/F4pKq2d589
— Keaton Thomas (@keaton_thomas) January 13, 2020
The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for William at sunset.
The Stiles family want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers and especially the support of the first responders and Coast Guard during this horrific tragedy for our family. First responders have reported that they were on an off beach trail and when the waves came up and pulled them in.
Our hearts as you can imagine could not be more broken as both children were loved beyond measure by our entire family and so many others.