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Fiancée of missing Abbeville man says she will not give up

Posted at 5:15 PM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 18:35:16-04

Wednesday makes one week since Waylon Broussard went missing. He fell off a platform located about 80 miles southeast of Galveston or about 150 miles southwest of Abbeville.

Waylon Broussard

The Coast Guard searched nearly 600 square nautical miles after Broussard went missing. After 24 hours, they didn’t find Broussard and suspended the search.

His fiancée, Amanda Gage, says he left for work on Monday, April 1, 2019, and she received word Wednesday that he was missing.

Gage said, “He was so passionate about it, it was his life.  I never would expect him to go out there and never come back.”

She is still in shock that her fiancé hasn’t come home.

“It’s been a living nightmare for me. Every day I wake up, I’m looking to hear his voice. I check my phone and he’s not there,” Gage said.

Broussard left for work on April 1st posting on his facebook that he was “Ready to go offshore.”

That was the last time she or their son heard from him. Gage says he told her this would be a two or three-week trip.

“My son, he’s looking for his father and asking, ‘Hey, is Daddy at work? I want to talk to him,’ and I don’t know what to tell him,” Gage added.

The U.S Coast Guard ended its search after only one day but Gage says the FBI has reached out to her for an interview.  She also says she talked to Broussard’s company to keep the search alive.

Although the search was called off, it isn’t over for Gage and her family.

“It’s just strange we don’t have any evidence of him and people just don’t disappear without traces. My plan is to keep looking for him. My heart would never give up on him. I love him. know he would do the same for me,” Gage said.