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Surfside Search-and-Rescue Mission Ends with Dozens Still Missing

HeadlineJul 08, 2021

In Surfside, Florida, search-and-rescue crews have given up hope of finding survivors in the rubble of the Champlain Towers South condominium, two weeks after the oceanfront apartment building collapsed. This is Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.

Mayor Daniella Levine Cava: “At this point, we have truly exhausted every option available to us in the search-and-rescue mission. So today is about beginning the transition to recovery, so that we can help to bring closure to the families who have been suffering and waiting for news.”

Crews have found the remains of at least 54 people, and 86 remain unaccounted for. On Wednesday, a grand jury agreed to investigate the building’s collapse.

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