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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cathy Caton, Missing Windsurfer, Found Alive in S.F. Bay

Posted By on Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 8:00 AM

  • Rescued!

Cathy Caton, 62, was rescued from the San Francisco Bay early this morning after the veteran windsurfer had paddled off at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday and never returned.

Caton was found near the San Mateo Bridge just after 6 a.m. Tuesday, more than 10 hours after her husband first reported her missing. Rescue boats had been scanning the waters throughout the night, looking for Caton.

Despite her 20 years of windsurfing experience, Caton's husband, Steve Hamman, got worried when she didn't return for two hours, He called 911 and reported her missing at about 7:20 p.m. He told the Coast Guard that it was possible she had grown weak due to her recent bout of chemotherapy treatment, KTVU reports.

She was taken to San

Francisco General Hospital where she was in stable condition.

Her husband told the Chronicle that she had a mishap with her gear, and she floated underneath the San Mateo Bridge.  

"She doing pretty well," Hamman said. "She has a lot of stamina."

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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