New Orleans, La. – Rear Admiral Mary Landry said extensive searches found no traces of the men, despite clear weather and calm seas. Relatives were told that it was up to them if they wanted the men's identities withheld.
"These people preferred not to have their names released and we're going to respect their privacy. I can say that the workers came from three states - Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana." :11
Landry said helicopters, planes and vessels searched 3,500 square miles around the Deepwater Horizon platform. Workers who were rescued said the missing had probably been close to the explosion. Fire engulfed the platform, which sank 36 hours later.
For NPR News, I'm Eileen Fleming in New Orleans