Surfside collapse: Loved ones name those they say are missing

Family members gathered outside of Jackson Memorial’s Ryder Trauma Center Thursday, where they told Local 10 there are some injured victims from the Surfside condominium complex that collapsed.

However, officials there are not disclosing or confirming numbers of how many people they have admitted who may have come from the Champlain Towers South of the 12-story building on Collins Avenue.

However, Local 10 crews at the scene have heard from family members and loved ones who are reporting that they have been trying to get in contact with people they know were inside the condo when it collapsed.

Edgar Gonzalez, 45: According to family members, Gonzalez’s wife and daughter are hospitalized at Jackson Memorial’s Ryder Trauma Center, but they are not able to get in touch with him. All three were in the same unit when the collapse took place. It is unclear how the family was separated.

The owner of an apartment in Surfside is concerned about a family she had staying in her condo.

Fabian, Andres and newly adopted daughter, Apt. 803: An apartment owner from Argentina told Local 10′s Glenna Milberg that she had friends staying inside her unit who had just adopted a daughter. That owner has not been able to contact the family, she said.


55 units have been completely destroyed.35 people were pulled out safely.At least one person is dead.51 people, as of 10 a.m., were allegedly not unaccounted for, although the number is only a general idea and it is not officially confirmed.

A family reunification hotline has been set up at 305-614-1819, and people can also open a Missing Person Report Online.

If you live at the Champlain Towers at 8777 Collins Ave., you are encouraged to complete this Wellness Check Form as part of efforts to ensure all tenants of the building are located.

A Family Assistance Center is open at the Surfside Recreational Center at 9301 Collins Ave. for people who are unable to locate relatives who live in the building.

For more information on those county resources, click here.

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