SAN FRANCISCO—A kayaker who went missing in the San Francisco Bay over the weekend and was found dead near San Mateo just hours later by U.S. Coast Guard rescuers.
The victim was identified as 37-year-old Filip Anderson of Greenbae on Monday, October 3, according to the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office.
Anderson was kayaking with two friends when the incident transpired, according to reports. The trio departed from Oyster Point in South San Francisco.
At approximately 4 p.m., as the kayakers reached the San Francisco International Airport, they realized Anderson was missing, according to Lt. Marcia Medina, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman.
The victim was reported missing at 6 p.m. and coast guard officials began a search in conjunction with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and the San Mateo County Fire Department Medina indicated.
Rescuers searched from Candlestick Point all the way to the San Mateo Bridge in Foster City, where Anderson’s body was found – just south of the bridge at approximately 3 a.m. on October 2. The kayaker’s cause of death is still under investigation.