Ship traffic was denied access to Los Angeles Harbor on Wednesday when US Coast Guard (USCG) closed the harbor entrance after reports of a two-person helicopter crashing near San Pedro, according to the Associated Press.
The small helicopter was reported going down by numerous passengers on a cruise ship in the vicinity.
USCG shut off access to the harbor and put in place a 1,000-foot safety zone in order to facilitate the search conducted with a response boat and a helicopter of its own. Port Police and a number of area fire departments also helped.
As of nightfall no debris or any signs of a crash had been found.