Weary rescuers in hip waders pressed through rain and their own exhaustion Thursday, searching for more bodies and perhaps a miracle atop the pile of filth and debris that laid waste to a Washington town and killed at least 26 people.
The one-hour special, anchored by Steve Raible and Angela Russell, will feature stories about the rescue and recovery efforts and examine the long-term impact of the disaster on local communities.
Washington state authorities say the number of mudslide fatalities will go up substantially within the next two days.
As firefighter Jeff McClelland uncovered a body on the moon-like surface that blankets what used to be the community of Oso, he soon realized that the search party had a close connection to the victim: The dead man’s son and brother were among the volunteers scouring the debris field.
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As the search continues for survivors of a deadly mudslide in Washington state, the first steps in helping those affected have already begun.
The digging starts on evening tides and switches to morning tides Sunday for five more days. Wildlife officials say digging is best an hour or two before low tide.
With search and cadaver dogs leading the way, rescuers using small bulldozers and their bare hands pushed through sludge strewn with splintered homes and twisted cars to find 10 more bodies in the debris of a Washington state mudslide, authorities said.
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Hopes of finding any more survivors from a massive mudslide that killed at least eight people waned as searchers pulled more bodies from the tangled debris field and crews worked through the night into Monday in rural Washington state.
The recovery effort continues in Oso as crews deal with restoring the town and families cope with tragedy.
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King Khan and The Shrines perform at Neumos in Seattle, WA on October 16, 2013. (Photo by David Conger / CBS Seattle)