Woman Rescued from Seau's "Paddle Out"

The woman, described as in her 50s, was found face-down in the water

Monday, May 7, 2012  |  Updated 8:49 AM PDT
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Saying Goodbye to Junior Seau

Jessica Burman

San Diegans grabbed their surfboards and paddled out into the ocean Sunday in remembrance of San Diego Chargers icon Junior Seau.

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A woman has been hospitalized in serious condition after she was found face-down in the water during a Southern California tribute to former NFL linebacker Junior Seau.

Oceanside fire officials say a woman in her 50s was seen floating in the water Sunday afternoon. Lifeguards brought the woman to shore, where she was given lifesaving efforts and taken to a hospital.

She'd joined hundreds of people who paddled surfboards and kayaks near Seau's Oceanside home in memory of the football player, who shot himself last week.

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