1 dead, 12 crew members still missing after ship capsizes

Rescue crews are scouring an area larger than the state of Rhode Island after a vessel with 19 people on board capsized off the coast of Louisiana on Tuesday.
1:22 | 04/15/21

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Okay, thank you. Michael. Now we go to that urgent rescue mission in the gulf of Mexico, a dozen people still missing after that boat capsized during a storm and elwyn Lopez joins us from port fourchon. Reporter: Going throughout the night and into the morning here as the families of the missing are aiously awaiting any news. Overnight the coast guard releasing this video showing what rescuers were up against, seen from above massive waves of up to nine feet. None of it deterring their mission. The desperate search to find 12 crew members. You have to be hopeful. I'm in search and rescue mode. Reporter: Rescue crews already scouring an area larger than the state of wild after a vessel with 19 people on board capsized off the coast of Louisiana on Tuesday. The coast guard and good samaritans pulling six people to safety that night and finding another who did not survive. We are not certain one way or another where they are. Reporter: Two of the missing, both fathers and best friends working side by side on and off for a decade. They're not going to leave one another. One is not going to come without the other. Reporter: Now it's a race against time with another round of storms heading this way,

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