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Fuel or oil slick hits Marina del Rey waters

Some sort of a slick has appeared in the waters off Marina del Rey.

Sergeant Brent Carlson is with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Marina Del Rey Station.

He says two deputies in a patrol boat first noticed a patch of what looked like gasoline on top of the water at 7 a.m. this morning.

For about an hour, the deputies tried to determine the source of the slick. They had a helicopter look overhead to get another perspective, but couldn’t determine where the slick came from.

“We went out for a second assessment and they can’t even find the spill anymore, it’s gone," Carlson said. "But that’s after the sun came up. It’ll be evaporated pretty quickly, especially if it’s gasoline.”

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Coast Guard in San Pedro says they’re on their way to assess the situation.

This story has been updated.