Weather Delays Divers From Searching For Shipwreck Survivors

Lafourche Parish deputies patrol along the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico, not far from where a lift boat capsized during a storm on Tuesday, killing one with 12 others still missing, on Elmer's Island, La., Thursday, April 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

(AP) — Divers await a break in stormy weather that will allow them to reach a capsized oil industry vessel and search for survivors. Twelve people were still missing from the lift boat that flipped over Tuesday in hurricane-force winds and high seas off the Louisiana coast.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally said Thursday that rescuers don’t know whether any of the missing might be caught inside. The Coast Guard expects the divers to make it to the vessel Thursday, but their safety is also a factor. Six people from the Seacor Power were rescued alive and one person’s body was recovered from the water Wednesday.


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