The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has announced that it has stopped searching for a missing man who fell from a platform near Corpus Christi.
Commercial divers reported finding a body that matched the man’s description near the platform, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The group announced it was searching for a missing man who fell from a platform near Corpus Christi on October 1. In the announcement, the missing man, described as Latino, was last seen wearing a manually inflatable blue life jacket, seat belt and tool belt.
“The Coast Guard Corpus Christi Command Center observer received a call from Corpus Christi Police Department personnel at 1:45 p.m. that a scaffold had fallen from a platform at Kiewit Offshore Services into the waters of the La Quinta Channel. ,” the U.S. Coast Guard said in a note posted on its website Oct. 1.
“On-site security officials reported that the man had not resurfaced and had been missing for 15 minutes… Caretaker issued an emergency marine information broadcast and was dispatched from Coast Guard Corpus Christi Air Station and ongoing The 29-foot response vessel-small crew from the Port Aransas Coast Guard Station began the search,” the U.S. Coast Guard added in the note.
Multiple organizations participated in the search, including Coast Guard Corpus Christi Air Station, Coast Guard Port Aransas Harbor Station, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Corpus Christi Police Department, Ingleside Police Department and Aransas Pass Diving Team.
Rigzone has emailed Kiewit asking for comment on the platform event. At the time of writing, the company had not responded to the request.
Kiewit describes itself as one of the largest and most respected architecture and engineering organizations in North America. The company provides construction and engineering services in a variety of markets, including transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, construction and mining, according to its website, noting that the business has delivered some of the largest offshore projects in the world.
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