Man Swept Away by High Water in Reeves County Found Dead

Man Swept Away by High Water in Reeves County Found Dead
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NewsWest 9

REEVES COUNTY -  We have some new information about a man who was swept away by high waters on Friday morning near Orla.

NewsWest 9 has learned that the missing man, Randy Boland, has been found dead.

The Eddy County Sheriff's Office is reporting that an oilfield worker was found dead on Friday.

Boland's employer, Express Energy Services sent out the following statement to NewsWest 9, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Randy Boland, 39, who was fatally injured in New Mexico. Randy was a valuable member of our team for four years, and we will miss him. Randy went missing at approximately 2 a.m. Friday morning when an Express crew finished a casing job in New Mexico and began their journey home. Their vehicle was unable to cross an intersection due to high water. Two employees exited the vehicle to wait for help and at that time our colleague Randy Boland, torque turn technician, went missing in the high flood waters. As a company, we are extremely saddened by the loss of Randy and extend our sincerest sympathy to his family and loved ones during this difficult time. To know that a family has been forever changed by this tragedy is devastating. No words can convey the pain. The loss is heart wrenching, the impact lasting. The safety and well-being of our employees is always our first priority and when a tragedy like this occurs we have to step-back, re-evaluate, and move forward with a strong resolve to make sure a tragedy like this doesn't happen again."

As NewsWest 9 first reported, Boland had finished a casing job in New Mexico around 2 a.m. Friday morning.

DPS officials assisted Reeves County authorities with the search for Boland by using their helicopter.