“I can tell you he’s the one who knocked her out of the rubble,” said Redeemer Margarita Castro, before moving to tears, moving to sight, with the exhaustion of a ninth-day search, as she reconsiders. How the body of a seven-year-old girl was removed by her own father, the firefighter of the team working in the building Collapsed Ann Miami Beach.
“Everyone was with him. It was a moment, as you can imagine, very difficult. Everyone, his team and our team were with him when he picked up his daughter,” the rescuer told television. Argentina site Infopa.
Castro is a Miami-Tate firefighter and a member of the search and rescue team and has spoken to the media confirming the horrific discovery.
“It’s already confirmed, but I do not want to go into too much detail. He’s a Miami firefighter, he’s not from our department. We want to pay tribute to that department, they are the ones breaking the news about their own firefighters. The way he wants that message to be given. This is his family, this is his moment, “said Tariq al-Hashimi, the party’s secretary general.
“Rescuers, as you can imagine, are tired. They are emotionally exhausted and physically tired. It is a very difficult task, by hand, for a long time, to move small debris, move large pieces that can remove it from the mountain, look at human remains, look at the victims …He explained.
Of the two new deaths confirmed Friday by Miami-Tate Mayor Daniel Levine Kawa, the woman is the daughter of one of the firefighters involved in the rescue of the Surface building.
At a daily press conference, the mayor noted that there was a high “human cost” among the first respondents to the move and asked everyone to keep it in their thoughts and prayers.
So far 24 have died and 188 are still alive, Due to continuous rigorous verification, higher number than before, and 126 missing.
Levine Kawa said engineers were assessing the impact of the demolition of a section of the building, but that doing so could “take weeks” and that rescuers were eager to begin expanding the search area for victims.
The possibility of Hurricane Elsa in South Florida early next week adds to the instability of the building.
Levine Kawa asked Miami-Tate residents to plan a potential impact as they make their way to the site of the June 24 landslide.