U.S. Coast Guard Searching for Survivors from Helicopter Crash

The Coast Guard is searching for two persons today after the helicopter they were on crashed about 50 miles south of Mulberry Island, La.

The helicopter, an EC-120 owned by Era Helicopters LLC of Lake Charles, La, crashed with two persons aboard during a landing attempt on an oil production platform at about 8:30 a.m. today.

A HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans and a HU-25 Falcon rescue jet crew from Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., are working with good Samaritans and company assets to search for the two individuals.

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