A mother named Angela Gonzalez suffered a shattered pelvis after falling four floors after the partial collapse of their Florida condo tower, but she and her teen daughter were rescued.
Angela Gonzalez and her daughter Devon, 16, were thrown from the ninth to the fifth floors of the 12-story Champlain Towers South Condo in Surfside early Thursday, according to CBS Miami.
She is around 28-30 years old and her daughter named Devon is 16 years old.
How She Pulls Her Daughter From Rubble?
Despite her injury, the mother managed to save Devon, but her husband, Edgar, is one of the 99 people still missing in the accident, according to the source.
She and her daughter were admitted to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where Lisa Melencial, a family friend, was waiting for them.
Melencial said to the station, “Wasn’t something that I thought I would come down to this, I guess. But pick up the pieces, trying to figure out how to make this work, how to make this better than what it is,”
She said, “Even though it’s a tragic scenario. I just want prayers and just the best for her and her family,”
Melencial added, “Hope for the best. Everybody just gives prayers. Everybody else’s families or any colleagues or friends that were in the incidents, I wish you prayers, thoughts … And I hope everybody gets well,”
The official death toll was one as of Friday morning, while a Florida state lawmaker reported seeing more victims being pulled from the rubble.
16. Edgar Gonzalez
His wife Angela & 16yo daughter Devon are at @JacksonHealth in surgery. Family friends tell @bobethyates that the family lives on the 9th floor, fell to the 5th during collapse.
Nicholas Fernandez has not heard from close friends in Argentina since the condominium building in the beachside hamlet fell at 1:30 a.m. “Hopefully, they are in hospital, and they don’t have a way of communicating with me, and they are alive – that’s all I wish,” he added.
So yet, just one person has been confirmed deceased, but officials believe the number will rise as at least 99 people have been recognized as missing.
According to Miami-Dade County mayor Daniella Levine Cava, some of the victims may not have been in the building, who described Thursday as “the most horrific day our town has ever known.”
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