Search for survivors continues in Joplin

Monday, May 30, 2011 | 1:06 p.m. CDT

JOPLIN — The hundreds of rescue workers in Joplin are making a fifth sweep of the city in the search for survivors, even as the likelihood of finding anyone else alive amid the rubble is growing more unlikely.

Fire Chief Mitch Randles said Monday that dog teams are out helping rescuers who have converged on Joplin from as far as hundreds of miles away. What Randles calls a "sixth and final" sweep will begin after the fifth is complete.

Randles said the effort to find survivors will continue even as the city begins removing debris from the May 22 tornado. He said the city will have spotters in place to watch while debris is removed to help determine if there is anyone to be found.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.