At least two people were killed this morning when a small plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean near the Santa Monica Pier, authorities said.
The Los Angeles County coroner's office identified the two victims whose bodies were recovered as Peter Tomarken, 63, of Los Angeles, and his wife, Kathleen Tomarken, 41. Searchers continued to look for a third passenger.
Peter Tomarken was an actor and former host of the 1980s game show "Press Your Luck." .
The 1973 Beechcraft 36 went into the water about 9:36 a.m., shortly after takeoff from Santa Monica Airport.