Ian Dennis Foster

Above: Ian, circa 2005


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 28, 2005 from Florence, Oregon
  • Classification: Los/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 24, 1990
  • Age: 15 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'0, 100 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Ian was last seen offshore north of the Siuslaw River Jetty near Driftwood Shores Resort in Florence, Oregon at approximately 1:30 p.m. on June 28, 2005. He was playing in the water with two friends when he developed a cramp in his leg and was swept out to sea. The Coast Guard arrived within ten minutes of the 911 call. Searchers saw Ian in the water twice, but they were unable to reach him due to the rough water. Both times he appeared to be dead. After the second sighting, an extensive search turned up no sign of him.

    Ian was involved with football, wrestling and baseball at the time of his disappearance. He was also an avid camper and a member of the Boy Scouts. He left behind four siblings. Ian is presumed to have drowned.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Lane County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    The Eugene Register-Guard


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 23, 2014; casefile added.

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