Panic revealed on 911 phone, distressed in Surfside, Florida, apartment collapsed

Recording of 911 call released from the scene of Florida Mansion Building Collapse Reveals the turmoil and anguish caused by the tragedy that killed at least 97 people.

A man who said he was fleeing the building with his family and others said he heard people screaming for rubble help.

“Some people scream that they’re stuck in some of the collapsed buildings,” he said on the phone. “They keep screaming …. There are people screaming in the rubble.”

Minutes after the collapse, bystanders heard the muffled screams of a 15-year-old boy. First responders quickly rescued him and his mother from the wreckage, but she did not survive.

So far 97 bodies with no other survivors Freed from the ruins of Champlain Towers South, a 13-story beachfront building that collapsed on June 24 on the surfside, a few miles north of Miami Beach. Officials say eight people remain unexplained and are afraid they may be dead in the rubble.

Comfort dog brought to the surfside site Support first responders and mourners

Miami-Dade Police released a recording of about 20 calls that began to arrive after 1 am on Wednesday. The department did not identify the caller.

“What the hell! The whole building collapsed!” One caller told the coordinator.

Some callers were in some of the buildings that did not collapse. Many people’s escape routes were blocked, elevators did not work, and some were rescued from their balconies. The rest of the building was demolished a few days later, fearing it might collapse in a storm.

“We have to go out. Hurry, hurry. There’s a big explosion,” said one caller. “There is a lot of smoke. I can’t see anything. I have to go. I can only see smoke.”

A woman woke up to a loud noise and told her coordinator that she had a large depression near the pool.

“I couldn’t understand what was going on. Looking out, I saw the patio area sinking. The pool area began to sink. The building went into a sinkhole. So many people Will die.

“I saw the entire building go underground.”

Some callers said they were trapped in or near the parking lot of a flooded building.

“Can someone help me get out? It comes to my mind when the building collapses,” he said.

Approved for sale of surfside condominiums Revenue aimed at benefiting victims

Authorities have not identified the cause of the collapse, but there have been some warnings in the past that structural damage could occur to the building 40 years ago.

A Florida judge approved a plan to find buyers of the oceanfront real estate that the building once had on Wednesday. The proceeds will benefit the families of the survivors and victims of the catastrophic disaster. Part of the site can also be dedicated to a monument in honor of the victims.

Contribution: Associated Press

On Monday, July 12, 2021, the wreckage and personal belongings of the Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside, Florida are mixed.

On Monday, July 12, 2021, the wreckage and personal belongings of the Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside, Florida are mixed.

This article was originally published in USA TODAY: 911 phone calls from the collapse of a Florida mansion reveal panic, anguish

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