Many on social media are reporting that the men stranded on a drill rig in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ida are beginning to be evacuated by the Coast Guard. Photos posted to a Facebook group show the tarnished state of the rig due to the effects of the storm.
According to reports from our media partners at KATC-TV3, an explosion occurred at a natural gas well somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, May 25. While details are forthcoming, reports say that there are several people injured.
As the search continues for the seven men who went missing after the SEACOR lift boat capsized two weeks ago in the Gulf of Mexico, hundreds of volunteers are now scouring the gulf coast of Louisiana for any signs of those missing.