At least 6 rescued, others missing after commercial boat capsizes off Louisiana coast

An urgent rescue mission is underway in the Gulf of Mexico after a massive lift boat capsized, sending 18 people into the water.
1:27 | 04/14/21

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We'll turn to an urgent rescue mission in the gulf of Mexico where a commercial ship capsized in a storm sending 18 people into the water. At least six have been saved by the coast guard and good samaritans. Victor Oquendo has the latest on the search for survivors. Good morning, Victor. Reporter: Good morning, George. That lift boat was in some severe weather when it capsized. Another ship nearby reported a wind gust up to 100 miles per hour. The rough conditions making rescue efforts very difficult. This morning, the desperate search for survivors after a large boat capsized in the gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast. The first call for help came in around 4:30 P.M. Just as severe weather was hammering the area, capsizing this massive lift boat with 18 people on board. Sea corps power's pylon sticking out of the water as the coast guard races in quickly rescuing two, guards seen here pulling this man out of the water onto a cutter. Good samaritans closest to the scene jumping into action too helping save another four people. We'll continue to search until all reasonable efforts have been given. Reporter: Lift boats like this one normally help tnsport supplies to offshore construction and oil rigs. In total six have been rescued but more are missing. The coast guard scouring the area by air and sea into the night. The coast guard crediting those good samaritans and the emergency beacon that notified them where to search. Unfortunately, there's more severe weather expected in the area today.

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