The San Mateo County Coroner's Office identified Matthew Runte, 49, as the man whose boat capsized Friday evening in rough waters off Half Moon Bay.
Bay City News Service reports that Runte was one of two men on a 34-foot sailboat that overturned at about 4:25 p.m. The Coast Guard immediately responded to the accident and rescued Runte's shipmate. A Coast Guard helicopter spotted Runte in the water about 5:37 p.m. He was pulled from the water by a harbor patrol, administered CPR, and taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The National Weather Service had issued a high surf advisory on Thursday that was to remain in effect through this afternoon.