108 Missing, Unaccounted For In Washington Mudslide

Source: Heather Graf / USA Today

ARLINGTON, Wash. — More than 100 people remain missing after a massive mudslide that hit rural Snohomish County, emergency officials announced Monday at a news conference.

Searchers don’t expect to find any more survivors from Saturday’s massive mudslide that killed at least eight people.

“We’re still in rescue mode at this time, but the situation is very grim,” said Chief Travis Hots of Snohomish County Fire District 21. “We have not found anybody still alive on this pile since Saturday.”

Teams took to the air in helicopters and the ground on foot Sunday looking for anyone who might still be alive. Their spirits had been raised late Saturday when they heard voices calling for help from the flotsam of trees, dirt and wreckage. Dangerous conditions forced them to turn back in the darkness, but they resumed their work at first light Sunday.

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