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Sep 14, 2011 2:04 PM by Tonya LaCoste

State Department Confirms Deaths in Trinity II Tragedy

The State Department is now confirming Nicholas Reed's death in the Gulf of Mexico. KATC previously reported on Craig Meyers' death after finding his obituary online and after not receiving answers and confirmation from the companies involved. State Dept. Spokesperson Megan Mattson confirms both Reed and Meyers died in the Gulf. The State Department has been in touch with their families and has offered appropriate assistance, according to Mattson. The other U.S. Citizens injured in the same incident, Ted Derise Jr. and Jeremy Parfait, are also confirmed by the State Dept. "To respect the privacy of the individuals and families involved, we have not further comment," Mattson said.

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