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HUNTINGTON, UT - AUGUST 16: An Emery County ambulance leaves the Crandall Canyon coal mine August 16, 2007 near Huntington, Utah. Several ambulances and a MEDEVAC helicopter arrived at the mine in the evening as rescuers were injured during a collapse as they searched for six coal miners trapped 1,500 feet beneath the surface at the Crandall Canyon coal mine after an August 6 cave-in. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Officials in Florida have made the devastating decision to turn the Surfside condo collapse operation into a recovery mission. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava made the announcement yesterday.

She also said eight more bodies have been recovered, bringing the total so far to 54 dead. That leaves the total of the unaccounted for at 86. The assistant Miami-Dade fire chief said after concluding that there was “no chance of life,” their sole responsibility at this point is to bring closure to those who lost a loved one.

With the shift in focus breaking the hearts of everyone on the scene, crews requested a pause for a moment of silence when the transition happened last night – about 7:15 local time.

Surfside first responders hold moment of silence

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Posted by WPLG Local 10 on Wednesday, July 7, 2021