LAFAYETTE — The Coast Guard continued the search Tuesday for a man who fell from a Gulf of Mexico platform 55 miles south of Vermilion Parish’s Freshwater Bayou on Sunday, an official said.
Coast Guard planes and boats and offshore oil and gas supply vessels resumed the search Tuesday morning for Peter Voces, 38, who was last seen falling off a platform into the water in Vermilion Block 200, agency spokesman Carlos Vega said.
Coast Guard officials in New Orleans received a call at 7:30 p.m. Sunday about a crewman in the water wearing an orange work vest, jeans and a brown shirt. Officials did not release who Voces works for or where he is from.
Four Coast Guard aircraft and two Coast Guard cutters are searching Gulf waters around Vermilion 200 along with six offshore supply vessels, Vega said.