“Bottom line, they basically had Cincinnati fire, Hamilton County Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) working throughout the day and so these were just resources to come in support them overnight between Butler County and Columbus USAR teams,” Haverkos said.
“We were there as a resource with equipment and people with subject matter experts for building and structural collapses to support the search efforts for a missing individual.”
He said essentially they did “a bucket brigade removing materials as carefully as they could.”
“It’s one of those incidents where you just wear down and having teams that are equally trained and resources that are compatible, this was a good showing of that…,” he said. “What they were doing is rotating out through shifts on a jack hammer and a bucket brigade hauling out concrete, so obviously that wears you down in not too much time.”
The team was released at around 6:30 a.m.
Crews are searching an area estimated to be about 200-feet by 40-feet, so K9 units are being brought in to help narrow down the search area.