Posted: Jun 12, 2014 5:00 AM by Hunter Robinson
Updated: Jun 12, 2014 8:52 AM
Source: Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard continues to search for two people on a helicopter that crashed and sank in the Gulf of Mexico about 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay.
A Coast Guard spokesman says debris was found in the area where the helicopter went down around 2:40 p.m. Wednesday.
A cutter remained in the area overnight and helicopters will return to the area to aid in the search around 6 a.m. Thursday.
In a news release Wednesday, the Coast Guard said the crew of a nearby rig reported the crash. It says crew members launched a life raft but the aircraft sank before they could get to it.
The Coast Guard hasn't released the name of the helicopter's owner.