PACIFICA -- Authorities are investigating the cause of death and trying to determine the identity of a woman whose body washed ashore at Linda Mar State Beach about 4:30 p.m. Friday.

According to Pacifica police, emergency responders were called to the beach at 5151 Cabrillo Highway on reports that a body was on the shore. After finding the woman's body in the surf at the north end of the beach, they pulled it from the water.

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office was summoned, and the body was taken away for further examination. No further information was immediately available.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Pacifica police at 650-738-7314.

Contact Eric Kurhi at 408-920-5852. Follow him at Twitter.com/erickurhi.