A woman died after being pulled into the ocean while walking in a rocky area of Laguna Beach on Wednesday, officials said.
The woman, who officials only described as "elderly," was taking a stroll on the rocks at Victoria Point when she was swept away by waves, Laguna Beach police said. Authorities responded to the scene around 8:30 p.m.
The man was rescued, officers said around 8:45 p.m., but the woman could not be located.
Eventually, the woman was found deceased floating in the water around 9:30 p.m. and taken ashore by boat, aerial video from Sky5 showed. Police confirmed her death.
Helicopters and rescue officials spent hours combing the coastal area Wednesday night.
Marine safety, fire and police officials were all responded to the scene. Residents had been warned a large emergency responder presence would be in the area.
Authorities did not release further details about the individuals involved or their identities.