LA County Team Unable to Locate Buried Haitian Girl
An L.A. County search and rescue team is in Haiti, (January 16, 2010)
The network's live coverage of the rescue attempt reported that the USAR members were using three dogs and sensitive, microphone-like listening devices to locate and extract the girl.
By Saturday night, however, the L.A. team declared that nothing could be heard coming from the ruble and any further digging would constitute a recovery operation.
The network reported that it was possible that others were trapped in that rubble as well.
CNN's Anderson Cooper said the girl's name was Laika.
He said her mother flagged down his camera crew and members of the L.A. county task force, which was on patrol in the area, about 12:30 p.m. Haiti time.
A 13-year-old reportedly walked away after having been trapped under the same rubble Friday.
The 72-member team was dispatched to Haiti Thursday and is being funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to a county fire spokesman. Members of the L.A. County USAR crew rescued three people and located three others in Haitian rubble Friday.
The Los Angeles group was one of the first three urban search and rescue teams to reach the country after a 7.0 temblor hit Tuesday.
The team is being called "USA-2."