April 21, 2010 / 4:22 PM / 10 years ago

11 missing rig workers found safe after explosion-report

HOUSTON, April 21 (Reuters) - Eleven workers who were missing after a fire and explosion on an oil rig offshore Louisiana have been found safe, according to a report on the New Orleans Times Picayune website on Wednesday.

Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser told the paper that rescuers found the crew members alive and safe.

The U.S. Coast Guard could not immediately confirm the report. (Reporting by Anna Driver and Bruce Nichols in Houston; editing by Maureen Bavdek)

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