Officials believe the victims were fishing when they were swept out to sea. There was a high surf advisory issued earlier on Friday that stretched from San Francisco to the Mendocino Coast.
At about 5 p.m. the Marin County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call that two people had been swept out to sea. It was actually three individuals that were swept out. One person managed to make it to shore and flagged down a car. That car helped them call 911 and report the location of those individuals.
A Tiburon Fire Rescue boat happened to be in the area on a training mission, just off the Marine Headlands and Bonita Cove when the call came in. They were able to pick up a small child and a male adult out of the water. The rescue crew brought them into shore at about 5:30 p.m. and that's where they were pronounced dead.
The single survivor was treated and released. The Marin County Coroner's office is investigating the deaths, but the two people's identities have not yet been released. It is not yet known how they are related.