Body found at scene of oil platform explosion in Gulf of Mexico
Divers found the body of one of the two missing workers below the oil platform. The Black Elk rig caught fire off the coast of Grand Isle, Louisiana.
A grim discovery in the gulf, days after an oil rig explosion off the coast of Grand Isle, Louisiana.
John Hoffman, president and CEO of Black Elk Energy, says divers have found the body of one of the two missing workers below the oil platform. The body was taken back to shore by the United States Coast Guard.
This comes just hours after the Coast Guard called off the search, and a private dive team continued.
A statement from Black Elk says 22 workers were on the platform when it went up in flames. Out of the 22 employees, nine were injured and are being treated at area hospitals. 11 were safely evacuated.
An additional dive team is now searching for the second, and final, missing worker.