One week after Champlain Towers South collapsed, the child was among two people found in the rubble. Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava declared Friday that the death toll has now reached 20, with 128 still missing from the wreckage.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez confirmed the identity of the child. He stated that the family requested privacy.
Suarez stated, "She was a part of our fire family," and added that the fire department is in mourning.
Task Force 2 has been helping in the search for survivors since the collapse. The Miami Fire Department is a part of Task Force 2. Officials said that the firefighter joined the search out of love for his daughter and other victims still missing in the wreckage.
Thursday's visit by Joe Biden , President, was to express his gratitude to all those who have worked tirelessly since the collapse.
Biden stated, "What you're doing is amazing, dealing with uncertainty."
The remains of Emma Guara (4 years old) and Lucia (10 years old) were found in the wreckage by the search teams earlier this week. Their parents, Marcus and Anaely Guara also survived. Apartment 802 was where the family lived.
"Obviously, firefighters are emotional," said Chief Alan Cominsky of Miami-Dade County Fire Department. It is hard work.