Members of the Washington National Guard involved in the search and rescue operation in the fatal mudslide said they won't give up hope that they might find someone in the debris.
Capt. Brad Sanders, commander of fatality search and recovery team, said at a news conference Thursday, "From our perspective, we’re in rescue mode the entire time. We never give up hope that we’re going to be able to find somebody."
Workers are wading through the debris slowly, piece by piece, using their hands and shovels to dig.
The number of those unaccounted for, now believed to be around 90, has been adjusted lower since Saturday’s disaster as more people are confirmed safe, identified as duplicates or inevitably counted among the dead.