WATCH – Couple Barely Escape Huge Mudslide.
Seriously, that sounds like magic returning. Wish the camera had stayed on the couple as it looks bloody close.
Search and rescue crews doggedly continued into Friday night looking for the four missing residents of the tiny southern B.C. community of Johnsons Landing, despite fears their chances of survival are dwindling.
“The weather is with us, we’ve been able to help people over longer periods of time than this,” said Vancouver Fire Chief John McKearney, who is overseeing the heavy urban search and rescue team now in charge of the search. “Miracles happen, I’m not saying we’re looking for a miracle all I’m saying is this is still within the window of rescue for us.”
Crews had to wait until Friday afternoon to resume their search, just hours after a second massive landslide hit the hamlet, snapping 30-metre tall trees like toothpicks, surging down the creek bed and sending waves of debris flowing into Kootenay Lake for hours.