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Rescue turns into recovery when the Surfside apartment collapses

A minute’s silence in Surfside, Florida on Wednesday as officials there stopped searching for survivors after a building collapsed two weeks ago. They say there is more hope of getting someone out of the ruins alive, said operations will recover from Thursday. “It is with deep sadness that I am able to share this afternoon with the extremely difficult decision to switch from search and rescue to recovery.” “At this point in time, we have really exhausted all the options available to us in the search. and rescue mission. ”No one had been found alive in the first hours after part of the twelve-story condominium in Champlain Towers South collapsed. Although no signs of life from equipment or trained dogs had been detected since then. Since then, crews have recovered the remains of 54 people from the rubble around the clock. However, 86 people who are believed to have been in the apartment when it collapsed are still missing. Officials say there is some chance they could be found elsewhere or double counted. Miami-Dade fire rescue assistant chief Ray Jadallah hinted that few bodies were found intact and instead called the recoveries “human remains.” human remains, you know, normally an individual has a certain amount of time in relation to food, water, and air. This collapse just doesn’t offer anything like that. “” Based on all we’ve been given, there are no living victims. What we’ve done now translates into a search and recovery in search, and restoration is now shifted to finding every victim in that bunch. “Investigators still haven’t established why the building collapsed without warning However, 2018 engineering report warned of structural deficiencies in the tower.