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Rescue experts back decision to halt Elliot Lake search

June 27, 2012, Toronto - The community of Elliot Lake, Ont., voiced anguish and outrage when rescue efforts at the caved-in shopping mall were suspended, but several experts in disaster response say it was the right thing to do — even if it meant leaving someone to die in the rubble.
“It’s an unfortunate decision that they have to make,“ said civil engineer Sean Tracey, chairman of the board of the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness and one of the people who developed the Canadian standards for heavy urban search and rescue, or HUSAR, that are being used in the northern Ontario town. CBC News reports.

June 27, 2012
By CBC News

June 27, 2012, Toronto – The community of Elliot Lake, Ont., voiced
anguish and outrage when rescue efforts at the caved-in shopping mall
were suspended, but several experts in disaster response say it was the
right thing to do — even if it meant leaving someone to die in the
rubble.
“It’s an unfortunate decision that they have to make,“ said civil
engineer Sean Tracey, chairman of the board of the Canadian Centre for
Emergency Preparedness and one of the people who developed the Canadian
standards for heavy urban search and rescue, or HUSAR, that are being
used in the northern Ontario town. CBC News reports. READ MORE