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Kayaker Killed in Collision With Boat in Marina del Rey

A kayaker died in a collision with a boat in Marina del Rey on Monday afternoon, authorities said.

The deadly crash was reported about 1 p.m. near the marina's entrance, on the south side of the jetty, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Daniel Hoyos.

Authorities described the kayaker as a white female, but did not release her age.

People in a nearby fishing boat noticed the crash and called for help. They also flagged down the boat operator who hit her, officials stated.

"I just hope there wasn’t some chemicals or intoxication involved given it’s a holiday weekend," area resident Juan Barrera said.

The boat was believed to be an "approximately 50-foot power vessel," sheriff's Lt. Deryl Walker told the Los Angeles Times. The operator of the boat, along with a woman who was on board, were cooperating with law enforcement, authorities said.

Furthermore, there was no evidence of a crime, according to officials.

Personnel from the Sheriff's Department's Marina del Rey station and the U.S. Coast Guard were investigating the incident.

KTLA's Juan Flores contributed to this story.