Three people from the same family are dead after being swept off the rocks into the sea near Malibu

Three people believed to be from the same family died after they were swept into the Pacific Ocean off a rocky area along the shoreline in Ventura County, California, near Malibu on Thursday, authorities said.
The victims, who were not identified, were swept out around 4.40pm into the ocean by a wave along Pacific Coast Highway near Deer Creek Road, says the Ventura County Fire Department. 
Rescuers performed CPR on the victims after they were plucked from the water by first responders called to the scene and were proclaimed dead about 20 minutes later, authorities said. 
Images from the scene show a steep staircase that leads down to the rocky area and reveal very little actual beach during high tide. 
Three people believed to be from the same family died after they were swept into the Pacific Ocean off a rocky area along the shoreline in Ventura County, California
Three people believed to be from the same family died after they were swept into the Pacific Ocean off a rocky area along the shoreline in Ventura County, California
Images taken by Fox11 show three ambulances and two fire department engines were called in for the rescue
Images taken by Fox11 show three ambulances and two fire department engines were called in for the rescue
The victims, who were not identified, are believed to be members of the same family. Unidentified persons at the scene are pictured after the rescue and speaking with authorities
The victims, who were not identified, are believed to be members of the same family. Unidentified persons at the scene are pictured after the rescue and speaking with authorities 
The victims, who were not identified, were swept out around 4.40pm into the ocean by a wave along Pacific Coast Highway near Deer Creek Road, says the Ventura County Fire Department. An image of the scene shows the rocky area from where the victims were swept into the water
The victims, who were not identified, were swept out around 4.40pm into the ocean by a wave along Pacific Coast Highway near Deer Creek Road, says the Ventura County Fire Department. An image of the scene shows the rocky area from where the victims were swept into the water
A steep staircase leads down to the rocky area, revealing a very little beach at high tide
A steep staircase leads down to the rocky area, revealing a very little beach at high tide
Unidentified people sit on the roadside after the three victims were retrieved form the water
Unidentified people sit on the roadside after the three victims were retrieved form the water
A deputy from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office speaks with an unidentified man at the scene after the three victims were pulled from the water
A deputy from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office speaks with an unidentified man at the scene after the three victims were pulled from the water
The Ventura County Sheriff's office is following up with an investigation into the deaths of the victims.
A KABC report that the victims were all men could not be confirmed.
A sheriff's office spokesman did not immediately respond when DailyMail.com reached out.
Ventura County Fire Chief Brian McGrath said that his department responded after receiving a call about three people in the ocean off Pacific Coast Highway.
Images taken by Fox11 show three ambulances and two fire department engines were called in for the rescue.  
'We got on scene and were able to confirm there were three people unaccounted for from the family,' McGrath said in a video statement posted on Twitter. 
 'When we got on scene we were able to do a rapid search of the water and were able to rescue all three [of the victims],' the fire chief said.
'However, they were fatally injured,' he added, not saying how the individuals were hurt.  
Additional details on the victims and the rescue were not provided. 
Ventura County Fire first responders were aided in the search by personnel from Los Angeles County, Oxnard fire departments and the U.S. Coast Guard.  
Ventura County Fire Chief Brian McGrath said that his department responded after receiving a call about three people in the ocean off Pacific Coast Highway
Ventura County Fire Chief Brian McGrath said that his department responded after receiving a call about three people in the ocean off Pacific Coast Highway
McGrath said that first responders 'got on scene and were were able to confirm there were three people unaccounted for from the family.' First responders are pictured looking down on the scene from the roadside
McGrath said that first responders 'got on scene and were were able to confirm there were three people unaccounted for from the family.' First responders are pictured looking down on the scene from the roadside
First responders are pictured using a fire department ladder to help in the rescue
First responders are pictured using a fire department ladder to help in the rescue
Additional details on how the victims may be related were not provided. Authorities are pictured blocking traffic during the rescue Thursday
Additional details on how the victims may be related were not provided. Authorities are pictured blocking traffic during the rescue Thursday
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