One Person Still Missing Following Oil Rig Explosion in Louisiana

BREAKING NEWS: One person missing and at least seven injured after oil rig explodes in a Louisiana lake

A statement from Clovelly Oil said three oil wells near the platform were shut in at the time of the explosion and its one gas well was flowing, but was successfully shut-in shortly after the explosion.

An explosion hit an oil platform on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana Sunday night, injuring seven people and possibly leaving one person unaccounted for, according to Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni.

Rescue boats are being sent from the Kenner Boat Launch at the end of Williams Boulevard, and officials with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office are assisting with the rescue efforts.

The Coast Guard told CBS New Orleans affiliate WWL-TV the missing person is a ma.

The rig, owned by Clovelly Oil Co. of New Orleans, is located north of Kenner, La. "We are treating it as having one person unaccounted for and treating it as a search and rescue". At least seven people were injured, five of them critically.

Kenner city officials said authorities at the scene reported that cleaning chemicals ignited on the surface of the oil rig platform, causing the blast Sunday night. He said the department's current goal is to stop oil flow and, if needed, let it burn off safely.

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First responders from St. Charles Parish, Jefferson Parish, Kenner, the U.S. Coast Guard, East Jefferson General Hospital EMS and Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries were working on the explosion, Harris said.

Firefighters managed to turn off a valve that was feeding natural gas to the platform and feeding the blaze, Dave Tibbetts, chief of the East Bank Consolidated Fire Department, said at the same briefing.

Social media users reported hearing a loud noise on Sunday evening that even rattled some homes.

Sheriff Joe Lopinto of Jefferson Parish said that the search of Lake Pontchartrain would continue for "as long as it takes".

Jefferson Parish's water supply comes from the Mississippi River and no drinking water comes from Lake Pontchartrain, Yenni said.

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