Father Creates Tribute Web Site in Memory of Son Who Apparently Drowned

Kenny Austin's son, Frank Daniel, 34, went missing in Dana Point while possibly swimming over Labor Day. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department found his body floating off the coast of Monarch Beach Sept. 8.

Kenny Austin says he may not make it to his son's funeral in California next week, but he has created a web site in his memory. 

Austin, 65, is the father of Frank Daniel Austin, 34, who went missing in an apparent swimming accident in Dana Point on Sept. 2.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department found the Austin's body floating off the coast of Dana Point’s Monarch Beach Sept. 8.

Austin of Rowlnad Heights went swimming with a underwater camera at Salt Creek Beach, authorities reported. Lifeguards searched for him for several days, but there was no sign of him, and the search and rescue operation was eventually called off.

The elder Austin lives in Switzerland and told Patch he is not sure when the memorial service will be held, he said. However, he has had his vigil at his home outside of Zurich recently he said.

One way he plans to remember his son is via the window cleaning services business web site that he created a few months ago. 

"I had this cartoon made for Frank when he said he was going to buy a three
wheel bike to do business," he said. "He saw it and loved it. I recently added it to the site. I took down all the business information, but decided to leave the web site up as a tribute to him." I think it lets people know how he really started out."

Austin said his son lost his driver's license because when he was a young boy he was involved in car accident.

"He wasn't wearing his seatblet and went throught he windshiled," he said. "As a result, he had seizures and couldn't drive a car."

Austin said he had 1,000 fliers made with the above cartoon on it, and his son used them as business cards.

"I just found a postal rececipt of a package I mailed to his P.O. Box on Sept. 3," he said. "In this package was a lot of free promotional give-away things with his business details written on them, which I made for him. Things like key chains, and pin-back buttons to help him in his business."

Registered in Kenny Austin's name, the father said he made both of these web sites below to help his son’s business.



The two web sites will remain active, Austin said.


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