Fire Fighters and the Rescue team have officially ended their efforts to find more bodies following one of the nation's deadliest engineering failures.
A condominium was collapsed on June 24 in Surfside Florida at the Champlain Towers South. Ninety-Seven people have been found dead while a missing person remains unidentified.
No survivors were found during the search and Rescue operation, except during the early hours of the collapse.
Search teams spent weeks battling the hazards of the rubble, including an unstable portion of the building that teetered above, a recurring fire, and Florida’s stifling summer heat and thunderstorms.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s urban search-and-rescue team announced the completion of the search operation at their headquarters conducting a News Conference.
At a ceremony, fire chief Alan Cominsky saluted the firefighters who worked 12-hour shifts while camping out at the site.
“It’s obviously devastating. It’s obviously a difficult situation across the board,” Cominsky said. “I couldn’t be prouder of the men and women that represent Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.”