Dead body found in the Gulf of Mexico near oil platform

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They also carefully inspected the platform but the second missing person was not found.

The confirmation that the dead body was one of the missing oil rig workers came from Black Elk Energy’s CEO and president John Hoffman. He emailed a public statement yesterday where he also detailed how the body was found by a contract dive vessel. The company hopes to find the second missing rig worker too and it will continue the search.

John Hoffman further added: “We have notified next of kin of all individuals involved, but in respect for their families and their privacy, we will not be releasing their names”. During the explosion 4 other rig workers were severely injured and burned. The four workers remained at the General Medical Center Baton Rouge.

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