Lizana man aboard helicopter that crashed off Louisiana coast

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BILOXI, Michigan (WLOX) – Authorities have referred to as off rescue efforts for survivors of a helicopter crash about 10 miles off the coast of Louisiana. Amongst his 4 on board was a person from Southern Mississippi.

36-year-old David Scarborough is a Lizana oil rig employee and nephew of a WLOX staffer. He has been working offshore for his eight years. He had simply completed his two-week shift and was allegedly on his manner residence to have fun Christmas together with his household, together with his pregnant spouse Lacey.

This was already a bittersweet time for the household: again in March, the couple misplaced their toddler son, Sawyer, to an unintended drowning.

Thursday morning’s crash occurred round 8:40 a.m. because it departed the oil platform. Witnesses stated they noticed the plane crash into the helicopter’s pad after which tumble into the water.

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard spent hours looking for the pilot and three rig employees on board. Shortly earlier than 5pm they referred to as off the search and rescue mission. Relations had been informed the oil drilling firm will start its personal restoration operations on Friday.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Jose Hernandez stated Rotorcraft Leasing Firm owns the helicopter. The platform is owned by Walter Oil and Gasoline, a Houston-based firm.

Hernandez stated the climate didn’t seem like an element within the crash, as there have been no reviews of storms within the space on Thursday.

Two weeks in the past, the Coast Guard rescued three folks after a helicopter crashed off the coast of Louisiana whereas making an attempt to land on an oil rig platform. The collision occurred on December 15 south of Terrebon Bay, about 60 miles (96.56 kilometers) west of the world the Coast Guard was looking out Thursday.

David Scarborough, spouse Lacy, and son Sawyer, who drowned in March.(Scarborough Household)

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