(GULF OF MEXICO) - Hours after the Coast Guard suspended its search for two workers who disappeared after a rig explosions in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, recovery crews found a body.
Divers hired by the owner of the oil platform, Black Elk Energy, found the body. The search is still on for one missing worker.
Eleven workers were injured in Friday morning's explosion and fire. Four suffered severe burns.
"I spent a good portion of my morning with the three operators that we have on that platform that were there at the time of the event and it's an emotional situation, and the very best I could do was comfort them, reassure them and get them back to their families," said Black Elk Energy President and CEO John Hoffman.
Officials say workers were cutting through a pipe with a torch when it exploded. It happened about 25 miles southeast of the Louisiana coast.