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California rescuers keep up search for missing in deadly mudslide

California rescuers keep up search for missing in deadly mudslide

Southern California rescue workers using dogs and scanners searched for eight people feared lost in the wreckage of this week’s deadly mudslides, which struck along the state’s picturesque coastal communities, according to officials. Seventeen people were confirmed dead after a wall of mud roared down hillsides two days earlier in the scenic area between the Pacific Ocean and the Los Padres National Forest, according to Santa Barbara County authorities. Search and rescue efforts have been slow as crews have had to make their way through waist-deep mud, fallen trees, boulders and other debris.

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