Search continues in landslide debris
Jul 17, 2012 / 1:12 pm
Search-and-rescue crews are continuing their work with heavy equipment and excavators to recover the remains of two people who remain unaccounted for after a landslide in southeastern BC.
The BC Coroners Service is co-ordinating efforts to find 64-year-old Petra Frehse and a young woman whose sister and father were also victims in last Thursday's slide.
So far, the bodies of 60-year-old Valentine Webber and one of his two daughters have been located, though authorities have not confirmed whether the woman is 17-year-old Rachel Webber or 22-year-old Diana Webber.
The coroner says crews are focusing their efforts on the area where those remains were found and around the foundation of the cabin where Frehse, a German national, lived.
About 24 people are currently involved in the search.
Three homes were destroyed when a creek burst and sent a powerful cascade of mud and trees rushing down onto the remote hamlet, about 80 kilometres northeast of Nelson, BC.
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