Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Ends Search For Remains In Surfside Collapse, Police Takeover

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Ends Search for Remains in Surfside Collapse, Police Takeover

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 24th July, 2021) Miami-Dade Fire Rescue is ending its search for remains in the rubble of the Surfside, Florida condo building collapse but police will take over the operation, the county mayor's office said in a press release.

"Today, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue is transitioning the search and recovery effort to the Miami-Dade Police Department," the release said on Friday. "The operation is ongoing, and MDPD is continuing to search the debris pile both for human remains and for personal items until they have completed a full additional search of the debris."

As of Friday evening, the release noted that the death count stands at 97 with one victim still unaccounted for.

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