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'Pray for the lost': Body found, 12 missing after commercial boat capsizes in stormy Gulf of Mexico

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The Coast Guard and multiple good Samaritan vessels rescued six people from a capsized commercial vessel Tuesday off the coast of Louisiana.

A body was found Wednesday as the search continued for 12 people missing after a 129-foot commercial boat capsized in angry seas off Louisiana.

Good Samaritan boaters joined Coast Guard vessels and a helicopter searching the Gulf of Mexico, one day after six people were rescued Tuesday from the Seacor Power south of Grand Isle. Winds were whipping at up to 90 mph when the vessel overturned amid waves reaching 9 feet, Coast Guard Capt. Will Watson said Wednesday.

“We are hopeful” of finding survivors,” Watson said. “We can’t do this work if you’re not optimistic, if you’re not hopeful.”

Gov. John Bel Edwards tweeted support for the effort: “Please join @FirstLadyOfLA and me in praying for those who remain missing after yesterday’s capsizing off the coast of Grand Isle and for those who are working to rescue them.”

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