Rescuers search Montecito as time runs out for those missing in huge mudslides - LA Times

Los Angeles Times| Fri Jan 12 01:07:16 EST 2018
In hard hats and gloves, the rescuers inched along the west side of Montecito Creek on Thursday, looking for signs of people buried in the rubble. A red fluid trickled through the water at a culvert now packed with boulders. Robert Stine, the search manager, marked the spot on a GPS. Later, he’d have a search dog sniff it. “It could be blood, or it might not be,” Stine said. “We can’t tell.” About 20 feet down, in the creek, a searcher spotted a piece of a white sock with a blue stripe, caked in mud. “We got an article of clothing!” he shouted, spray-painting a nearby rock orange. Again, Stine saved the coordinates. And so, tediously, meticulously, the searchers scoured the devastation left ..

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