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March 26, 2004

Update: USCG Recovering Crew/Pax In Gulf Chopper Crash

Debris Also Found

The search for a helicopter lost in the Gulf of Mexico has ended on a sad note. Rescuers found four bodies in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday believed to have been among 10 people on a helicopter that disappeared overnight en route to an oil exploration ship off the Texas coast. An offshore supply vessel assisting in the search discovered two bodies about 60 miles south of Galveston. A separate debris field and two additional bodies were then located nearby. The search continued for the other six people on the flight that left Galveston Tuesday. The helicopter carried a pilot, a co-pilot and eight workers.

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