posted on Mar, 30 2014 @ 08:44 PM
reply to post by verylowfrequency
This is as bad a search and rescue operation as anyone could imagine. Folks wanted to be in there searching from the start, and much respect for the
ones that have been slogging through soupy mud up to their waists trying to find and rescue others.
This is not just mud and debris, it is full of smashed up homes, boards with nails in them, knives, splintered wood, broken glass and things that can
easily cut through your gear and pierce the flesh underneath and great care has to be taken while very slowly feeling your way through the bog of a
Can you imagine the exhaustion that would set in in just a few minutes of doing this, let alone an all day slog through this muck. It has been raining
throughout, worsening the already bad conditions. My heart goes out to these first responders who had to hear the cries for help fading, and then
stopping and being unable to get to where they were to help. A nightmare few can even imagine, let alone live through and come out ok after.
The good folks up there performing this duty are to be commended, and are doing their very best to give the families of the missing the closure they
need. Sadly I fear they will call off the search before too much longer as it is just too dangerous as the hillside is still collapsing and adding to
Say a prayer for the poor folks up there, because they need all they can get.