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Oil workers rescued after drifting three days at sea

September 12, 2011

CAMPECHE, Mexico — Seven oil workers who spent three days drifting on a life raft in the Gulf of Mexico have been rescued, BBC News reported.

Pemex, Mexico’s state oil company, said two bodies were also found and the search continues for a third man.

The contractors evacuated their offshore vessel, known as a liftboat, after it was hit by Tropical Storm Nate and took to a life raft.

The Trinity II liftboat was being used by Geokinetics, a Texas-based company carrying out research work in the Gulf of Mexico.