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Receding Floodwaters at Mudslide Help with Landslide Search

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Officials say receding floodwaters at the site of the deadly mudslide at Oso are helping in the search for human remains by exposing more sites that can be examined. Officials say receding floodwaters at the site of the deadly mudslide at Oso are helping in the search for human remains by exposing more sites that can be examined.

SEATTLE, WA - Officials say receding floodwaters at the site of the deadly mudslide at Oso are helping in the search for human remains by exposing more sites that can be examined.
    
Officials said Tuesday the confirmed death toll from the March 22 slide has risen from 24 to 27. Nineteen of those victims have been positively identified. Officials say 22 people are still missing.
    
Search effort division supervisor Steve Harris said at a news briefing that more human remains were found Tuesday morning at least in part because of the receding water.
    
The massive mudslide dammed up the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, causing water to pool. Heavy rain last week added to the flooding.

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