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Abbeville man reported missing from platform in the Gulf

Posted at 2:24 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 15:24:49-04

An Abbeville man is reportedly missing from a platform in theGulf of Mexico.

Waylon Broussard

The fiancé of Waylon Broussard says he left for work on Monday, April 1st and received word Wednesday that he was missing.

A spokesperson with the Coast Guard did confirm they did receive a report for an unaccounted for person on platform High Island Block 442, but they did not know the person’s name.

The Coast Guard says they launched an aircraft, helicopter, and a cutter and searched 585 square nautical miles until the search was suspended pending more information.