70-year-old windsurfer rescued after five hour swim

September 9, 2010 | Windsurfing
San Mateo Bridge: night swimming region

Andre Volant, a 70-year-old windsurfer, survived a five-hour night swim in the San Francisco Bay region.

Volant was celebrating Labor Day with a quick windsurf session when his mast broke four miles north of the Coyote Point.

As the sun went down, the brave windsurfer kept swimming past the San Mateo Bridge.

Meanwhile, the Foster City Police Department cruisers reached Volant offshore at 1679 Beach Park Boulevard.

Andre Volant had already been seven hours floating in San Francisco Bay, only to be found by the Coast Guard.

Remember to avoid windsurfing alone. Call a friend and share the ride.