East Texan Among Three Dead In Helicopter Crash

An East Texas man is killed in a helicopter crash in the Gulf of Mexico. The crash happened Friday.

Lloyd Beard of Hallsville and Terry Higginbotham of Conroe, both work for Shell oil. They were being shuttled from one offshore rig to another when the helicopter crashed into the gulf.

The bodies of Higginbotham and the pilot were both recovered. Divers are still searching for the body of Lloyd Beard.

Amy Tatum reporting.