Coast Guard searching for worker who fell off oil platform


PATTERSON, La. (KLFY) – The Coast Guard is searching for a man who fell into the Gulf 75 nautical miles off Vermilion Bay Wednesday. 

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified at 6:26 a.m. by workers at the Eugene Island 331 platform of a 54-year-old man entering the water from Renaissance Offshore’s Eugene Island 331 platform into the Gulf of Mexico. 

Involved in the search are:

– Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin aircrew

– Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew

– Coast Guard Cutter Mako boat crew

– Platform operators

The cause of the incident is under investigation, the Coast Guard said.

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