The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies continued a search Monday in the water near the Santa Monica Pier for a woman originally reported clinging to pilings.

A passerby informed lifeguards about 8:45 p.m. Sunday about a woman in the water, Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Michael Pittman told City News Service.

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.

After daybreak Monday, divers resumed the search efforts, according to the county fire department. Also involved in the search were personnel from Baywatch Del Rey, the Santa Monica Police Department Harbor Patrol and the USCG.

The Coast Guard asked that anyone with information call 310-521-3815.

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