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Nov 16, 2012 5:05 PM by Tonya LaCoste

Coast Guard still searching for missing platform crew members

At this hour, the U.S. Coast Guard is still searching for the two missing crew members who were working on the platform that exploded around 9:00 this morning. A spokesperson tells KATC two cutters and two response boats are searching the Gulf of Mexico for the missing men, and the Coast Guard dispatched two planes to the scene.

Black Elk Energy owns the platform and says media can expect a press release sometime this afternoon. The company's website says, "Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are impacted. We have Black Elk personnel on the scene and en route. We are still collecting information at this time. We will release a statement this afternoon when we have more details."

 

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