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Crews have found the body of one of four people missing after Thursday’s massive landslide in Johnsons Landing.
The body, believed to be that of local man Valentine Webber, was found this afternoon, near the foundation of one the homes wiped away.
"We came to the conclusion that there wasn't a likelihood of survivability at this point. The recommendation was made by the incident command team, to the RCMP, that this search and rescue response transition into a recovery mission for remains,” Ian Cunnings speaks for Emergency Management BC.
Webber's two daughters, Diana and Rachel, along with a German tourist are believed to be still buried in the debris.
The BC coroner's service has taken over.
Spokesperson Barb McLintock says officials will determine whether there's a good chance of finding the three others.
“Obviously, although it's very sad to have found a body, it's probably better than having everybody just out there missing somewhere in the unbelievably huge amount of mud."
McLintock says even though people may want crews to push to find the other missing people, they must still keep safety in mind in case the ground moves or the weather makes it unstable.
She points to a mudslide this afternoon not far away at Fairmont Hot Springs that has closed Highway 93.