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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
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.