Posted: Sep 9, 2011 10:30 PM by Herbie Smith
Updated: Sep 10, 2011 11:43 AM
Mexican officials are searching for ten offshore workers who've been missing since Thursday.
They're using five helicopters, a fixed-wing plane and two vessels to search for the men in the Bay of Campeche where Tropical Storm Nate caused commotion.
Of the ten men missing, three are from New Iberia and one from Houma.
Craig Myers, Jeremy Parfait of Houma, Reed's son Nick Reed, and Ted Derise Jr are the missing men.
Randy Reed, the president of Trinity Liftboat Services, says his son, Nick Reed are one of the missing men.
Reed hasn't heard from them since they abandoned their liftboat Thursday afternoon around 12:25.
Investigators say the crew was on the Trinity Two Liftboat when one of the legs gave way.
When the captain called for everyone to abandon the sinking vessel, the crew boarded a lifeboat equipped with food and other amenities built for survival.
Reed says as a father and boss he's very concerned about them, but he says he has faith that they are ok.