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Search and rescue personnel listen to remarks during a send off by members of the Surfside community for the Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF) National Rescue Uniton July 10, 2021 in Surfside, Florida. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Search and rescue crews saluted as Surfside condo collapse efforts come to an end

Fire trucks offered a water salute as search and rescue teams left the site of the devastating condo collapse in Surfside, Florida. The month-long recovery effort came to an end on Friday and the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s urban search and rescue team, Florida Task Force One and City of Miami Fire Department’s Florida Task Force Two departed from the Champlain Towers south with the death toll at 97.

The remaining structure of the Champlain Towers South condo building is demolished more than a week after it partially collapsed, late Sunday, July 4, 2021, in Surfside, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Search and rescue continues after Surfside condo building is demolished

Miami officials have continued search and rescue efforts after demolishing the remaining structure of the Surfside condo building in Florida. On Sunday night, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava (D) told reporters the controlled demolition of the remaining condo building took place just after 10:30 p.m. local time and went “exactly as planned.”