Harbor Patrol: SMPD divers were part of the effort to search for a woman reported under the Pier. Kailyn Forbes

A person reported clinging to a pylon beneath the Santa Monica Pier remains missing despite search efforts by several agencies.

The Santa Monica Police Department, Fire Department, County Lifeguards and the Coast Guard searched the water near the Santa Monica Pier following reports of a swimmer in trouble. A witness reported a woman in the water clinging to one of the Pier supports at about 8:50 p.m. Sunday night but no one was found when officials searched the area.

The Santa Monica Police Department said it had no record of a missing person call related to the incident.

Crews were back in the water Monday morning but the Coast Guard suspended the search for the unidentified woman later in the day after searching more than 93 square nautical miles with multiple surface and air assets.

Lifeguards said all search efforts were suspended mid-day on Monday but they would continue periodic patrols with land and sea units.


Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall has a Masters Degree in International Journalism from City University in London and has been Editor-in-Chief of SMDP since 2014. Prior to working at SMDP he managed a chain of weekly papers...