Thursday, September 2, 2010

1 Missing After Rig Explosion In Gulf

Coast Guard Rescue Crews Respond

POSTED: 10:11 am CDT September 2, 2010
UPDATED: 10:23 am CDT September 2, 2010

NEW ORLEANS -- One person is missing after a rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, about 80 miles south of Vermilion Bay, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Rescue crews from New Orleans and Houston are on the way to the rig via helicopter, the Coast Guard said.

Twelve people were accounted for, and one is missing.
It happened around 9 a.m., and as of 10:15 a.m., the rig was still burning, the Coast Guard said.

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