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Search and rescue efforts to resume for missing victims of offshore helicopter crash

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(U.S. Coast Guard District 8)

Search and rescue efforts for four missing in an offshore helicopter crash are resuming today (Friday).

On Thursday, the U.S. Coast Guard responded to a helicopter crash and began searching for four passengers about 10 miles off the Plaquemines Parish shores.

The helicopter pilot was reported to have just picked up three workers and was departing from an offshore oil platform when the crash occurred.

One of those missing is 36-year-old David Scarborough, of Lizana, who just finished two weeks aboard the rig and was returning home, according to WLOX.

Search efforts were suspended Thursday night after the Coast Guard searched 180 square miles for 8 hours.

Officials have stated parts of the helicopter wreckage have been recovered, but so far there have been no signs of the missing occupants.

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