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L.A. search-rescue team returns from Haiti

January 14, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A Los Angeles County rescue team has returned home after spending two weeks digging victims from the wreckage of earthquake-stricken Haiti. The county Fire Department's Urban Search and Rescue Team returned late Thursday afternoon after two weeks in the island nation.

County Fire Inspector Steve Zermeno says the team found at least nine people who were trapped for days in collapsed buildings in Port-au-Prince.

California Task Force 2 includes 72 firefighters, paramedics, doctors, search dogs, heavy equipment specialists and engineers trained in rescues from collapsed structures. The group flew to Haiti after a Jan. 12 quake that killed an estimated 200,000 people.


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