Divers and a helicopter searched the water near the Santa Monica Pier Sunday night for a woman reported clinging to pilings.
A passerby informed lifeguards about 8:45 p.m. about a woman in the water, Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Michael Pittman told City News Service.
As of about 10:30 p.m., six divers from the Los Angeles County Lifeguards and Harbor Patrol and a helicopter searching from the air were unable to find her, Pittman said.
As of about 11:30 p.m., divers from the Los Angeles County Lifeguards and Harbor Patrol and a helicopter were called off the search and the Coast Guard took over with its own helicopter, the 87-foot patrol boat Halibut and a 25-foot boat, said Petty Officer Richard Brahm.
The U.S. Coast Guard tweeted about 10:30 p.m. that anyone with information was urged to call 310-521-3815.
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