Bodies of four who went down in helicopter crash in Gulf of Mexico are recovered

The wife of a Lizana man who went down in a helicopter crash last week posted to social media that he has been found.

Lacy Scarborough posted to her Facebook page on Sunday evening that her husband was coming home.

“My DAVE-O is coming home! All of them! We are rejoicing! I love you David, times all the waves in the sea!”

The post was made just before 8 p.m. Monday.

David Scarborough was one of three workers aboard a helicopter from Broussard-based aircraft operator Rotorcraft Leasing Co., when it went down in the Gulf of Mexico on Dec. 29.

The helicopter went into the water about 10 miles off Southern Pass, Louisiana.

Walter Oil, Rotorcraft and Island Operating Co. released a joint statement about the recovery of the bodies.

“The response to the incident has been a joint effort involving Walter (owner of the offshore platform near where the helicopter went down in the water), Island (employer of the three passengers) and RLC (operator of the helicopter and employer of the pilot), along with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement,” the statement reads.

“We extend our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the pilot and passengers on board the aircraft. We will continue to cooperate fully with the agencies investigating this tragic incident including the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.”


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