Update: Family members of an involved individual have informed WLOX that the men and the helicopter are now back on shore at Port Fourchon. It is unsure when the bodies will be released to the families.
The four individuals were on the Bell 407 helicopter Thursday morning as it was departing an oil platform prior to the crash.
According to the Clark County Tribune, Quitman native Tim Graham is amongst the four missing as a result of the crash.
Rotorcraft Leasing Company owns the helicopter. The Louisiana-based company has yet to release a statement regarding the crash.
The National Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating the incident. More updates will be provided when made available.
The United States Coast Guard is searching for four people after a helicopter crashed into the Gulf of Mexico roughly 10 miles off the Louisiana Coast Thursday afternoon.
According to officials with the Coast Guard, the helicopter was reportedly in the process of departing an oil platform when it crashed. The cause of the crash has not been released.
WLOX has confirmed that one of the helicopter’s passengers was David Scarborough, 36, of Lizana, Miss.
#BreakingNews @USCG searching for 4 people aboard a downed helicopter in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 10 miles offshore Southwest Pass, LA. The helicopter reportedly was in the process of departing an oil platform when it crashed.
More information to follow. pic.twitter.com/UZKxcErSEe
— USCG Heartland (@USCGHeartland) December 29, 2022
This is a developing story. More details will be provided when made available.