LOS ALTOS — A windsurfer plucked from San Francisco Bay by a Coast Guard helicopter Tuesday morning was resting at her Los Altos home by afternoon. Despite some worry during the 13-hour all-night ordeal, her husband said it could have been much worse.Cathy Caton, 62, set out on her board from just north of the Hayward-San Mateo Bridge on Monday evening, but when she didn’t meet her husband on the beach as planned, he called 911 around 7 p.m. Read More
The rescue swimmer who plucked a stranded windsurfer from the San Francisco Bay this morning after she spent the night floating in the water said the woman was “calm, cool and collected” when he reached her. “She was in really good spirits,” U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabe Pulliam said of 62-year-old Los Altos resident Cathy Caton. Read More
A search lasting more than 10 hours ended this morning after the U.S. Coast Guard rescued a Los Altos woman who disappeared after windsurfing near Coyote Point in the San Francisco Bay on Monday evening, a petty officer said. A helicopter lowered a rescue swimmer into waters close to the center span just north of the San Mateo Bridge after the Coast Guard found 62-year-old Cathy Caton in stable condition just after 6 a.m., Petty Officer Emily Wilhite said. Read More
Andre Volant intended to celebrate Labor Day with a quick windsurfing jaunt, but instead he ended up swimming for his life as darkness fell on San Francisco Bay.
The 70-year-old San Bruno resident’s day took a turn for the worse when his carbon-fiber mast snapped and he spent most of the next five hours swimming with his board from Coyote Point to just past the San Mateo Bridge. Foster City police eventually rescued Volant. Read More