Rescue efforts continue as Hurricane Elsa threatens

Rescue efforts continue as Hurricane Elsa threatens

SUNRISE — Emergency workers in South Florida are pushing ahead with rescue efforts at the site of a collapsed beachside condo while keeping an eye on Hurricane Elsa, which threatens to bring heavy rain and wind to the area as soon as this weekend.

Rescuers overnight recovered two more bodies from the rubble of the Champlain Towers South, bringing the number of confirmed dead to 20, with 128 unaccounted for.

One of the bodies recovered overnight was the 7-year-old daughter of a Miami firefighter.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said Thursday night it was “truly different and more difficult” for first responders conducting the search and rescue mission because of that grim discovery.

Efforts to recover survivors enters second week

Rescue efforts are now into their second week and with each passing day, the chances of finding any more survivors grow slimmer. The only rescued survivor was recovered hours after part of the condo collapsed in the early morning hours of June 24.

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