SURFSIDE, Fla. (CBS) — A group of first responders from Indiana were on the scene Tuesday night helping search efforts at the site of the deadly condo collapse in Surfside, Florida.
The leader of Indiana Task Force 1 told us the group spends countless training for an event such as the Champlain Towers South collapse.READ MORE: Woman Injured In Crash On DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Good Samaritans Help Her Escape Burning Car
But despite all their training, it is still overwhelming.READ MORE: Board President Toni Preckwinkle Marks 11,000 COVID Death In Cook County
“It’s probably very similar to 9/11, where you have a lot of work going on searching for survivors, and it’s very mentally heavy on people,” said Jay Settergren of Indiana Task Force 1. “I think it weighs heavy on them.”
On Tuesday, search teams found eight more bodies in the rubble of the condo building, raising the death toll to 36.MORE NEWS: Woman In Serious Condition After House Fire In Portage Park
A total of 109 people remain unaccounted for.