Family members became more desperate for information as the death toll rose to nine on Sunday. They were worried about the slow progress of the situation and their dwindling hope. Since Thursday's collapse, no one has been pulled from the pile alive. After being frustrated by the speed of rescue efforts, some family members were transferred to the location nearby on Sunday.
My daughter is 26 years of age and in great health. One mother said that her daughter could make it to safety during a weekend reunion with relatives. Abigail Pereira, an Instagram user, posted a video of the meeting.
The mother said, "It's not enough," and was one of the relatives who encouraged authorities to call in experts from other nations to assist. Imagine if your children were there.
More Than 150 people remain unaccounted for Surfside. Authorities and loved ones are concerned that the death toll could rise.
Numerous rescue workers were still on the rubble pile, looking for survivors, but they found only bodies and human remains.
People wept and moaned Saturday night as Miami-Dade Assistant fire Chief Raide Jadallah explained to them why he couldn't answer their repeated questions about the number of victims they had located.
"It's possible that we are not finding victims. OK? According to an Instagram video, Jadallah stated that they are finding human remains.
Crews clean up any remains found and take them away. Jadallah stated that they work closely with a Rabbi to ensure religious rituals are performed correctly.
"So, the question is, why are things taking so long?" He said that "What we're doing it is making sure everything is following to a T."
Authorities stated that their efforts remain a search and rescue operation. Chief of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department Alan Cominsky stated that they still hope to find someone alive but must be patient and methodical.
He said, "The debris field is scattered all over, and it's extremely compact."
As they move, debris must be stabilized and bolstered.
"If there's a void space, then we want to ensure that we have every chance of survival. He said that it is not possible to just move things around erratically because that would have the worst outcome.
Family members repeatedly demanded more from rescuers during meetings with authorities. One family member asked why they couldn't surgically remove large pieces of cement using cranes to find larger voids that might have been home to survivors.
Maggie Castro of the fire rescue agency said, "There aren't large pieces that we can easily remove." She also described herself as "one the people out there trying to find your family members."