Here is an excerpt from an article in the San Antonio newspaper, the link at the bottom of the page is to the full article.
San Antonio resident Daniel Hogenauer was caught off guard by Humberto's quick strengthening.
Hogenauer was sailing his newly purchased 33-foot cat ketch in the Intracoastal Waterway from Cortez, Fla., to Corpus Christi when he learned of Humberto and holed up in a marina somewhere near Sabine Pass, his wife Julie Hogenauer said.
He intended to ride the storm out aboard his boat, Pepin, when high winds and the storm surge dumped the boat onto the shore, she said.
As waves crashed over the sides, he used a flashlight to alert a passing tug boat about 4:30 a.m.
Hogenauer abandoned the boat, whose crew radioed the Coast Guard and then took him to a barge, where a Coast Guard helicopter later plucked Hogenauer using a basket, according to Julie Hogenauer and Coast Guard Petty Officer Mario Romero.
She said the Coast Guard crew called him a survivor and said he was lucky because the swampy region was filled with alligators.
"He is fine," she said. "I think he's very lucky and it's quite a story to tell the grandchildren."