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Deadly Landslide Follows Heavy Rains In Sitka, Alaska

 Wednesday, August 19, 2015

 ABC News

Three men missing following an Alaska landslide are presumed dead and the search will be a "body recovery effort," an official said late Tuesday. A landslide described as a sea of logs, mud and debris is believed to have trapped the three who were missing from a neighborhood in the Alaska coastal town of Sitka. Sitka fire spokeswoman Sara Peterson said that crews were not able to dig at the site Tuesday because of unstable terrain. She told The Associated Press that operations were suspended until a geologist assesses the stability of the slide area Wednesday morning.