Coast Guard continues through night search for downed helicopter

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Posted on June 11, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 11 at 10:48 PM

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GULF OF MEXICO -- The Coast Guard is still searching for two people on a helicopter that crashed and sank in the Gulf of Mexico.

It happened about 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay.

The crew of a nearby rig reported the crash Wednesday afternoon. The aircraft reportedly sank before the rig crew could get to it.

The aerial search for the missing men has been suspended because of darkness, but an ocean vessel will continue to search through the night.

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