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Coroner identifies San Mateo woman pulled from water Friday

Published on 12/27/2010

A woman who died after being pulled from the water near the Oyster Point Marina in South San Francisco on Friday has been identified by the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office.

Gail Wuotila, 62, of San Mateo, was found unconscious in the water with an unidentified middle-aged man near 95 Harbor Master Road at about 2 p.m. Friday, according to the coroner’s office and fire officials.

Officials are unsure why the couple was in the water, but the couple doesn’t seem to have fallen from a boat, acting South San Francisco Battalion Chief Juan Byron said.

“We believe they were walking on a recreational path along the shoreline,” Byron said.

A witness nearby heard someone yelling from the water and called for help, he said.

Arriving police pulled the two victims from the water and gave them CPR until ambulances drove up.

Crews then took the pair to a hospital where Wuotila was pronounced dead and the man was listed in critical condition, according to the South San Francisco Fire Department.

The man was placed in the hospital’s intensive care unit, Byron said.