Coast Guard suspends search for missing worker in Lake Pontchartrain

The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the man who was unaccounted for after an explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, Louisiana.

Offshore staff

KENNER, Louisiana – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the man who was unaccounted for after an explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, Louisiana.

Seven other people were injured, three critically, in the wake of the platform explosion that took place Sunday night.

Commander Zac Ford said in a statement: “The decision to suspend a search is never an easy one. We send our thoughts and prayers to the Morrison family and all those affected by this incident.”

The fire on the platform, which is owned by Clovelly Oil Co., was extinguished Monday morning.

10/18/2017

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