Posted: Sep 12, 2011 6:22 PM by Melissa Hawkes
Updated: Sep 12, 2011 6:54 PM
Tonight, the search continues for a missing offshore worker in the Gulf of Mexico. Updated numbers tonight, six have survived, three killed and one is still missing after being forced to evacuate during Tropical Storm Nate.
Originally we told you seven were rescued, but one worker from Bangeldesh died after being taken to the hospital. Among the survivors, New Iberia native Ted Derise Jr. and Jeremy Parfait of Houma.
They were rescued after spending three days in the open seas. The men were doing work for Houston based Geokinetics on a "lift"-boat owned by Trinity Liftboat Services.
Family of Derise said his rescue is a relief. He and Houma resident Parfait, like the other survivors, are in stable condition in a private hospital in Mexico tonight. The workers were rescued on Sunday by the Mexican Navy.
Four of the survivors and one of the dead were found in a boat. The other three survivors and another body were found floating in the water. Officials said the survivors are suffering from bruises, bumps and sun burns after battling through the storm.
As for when Derise will return home, his family doesn't know but says they are just happy he's alive.
Mexican authorities have not yet said if Iberia natives Nick Reed and Craig Myers are among the dead or missing.
Pellerin Funeral home has posted an obituary for Craig Myers. http://www.pellerinfh.com/component/obituary/?task=details&oid=208998