July 26, 2012 9:25 am

Third victim of Johnsons Landing landslide recovered


The third victim of the Johnsons Landing landslide has been recovered.

Rachel Webber’s body was found around 6 p.m. Wednesday according to the B.C. Coroners Service.

The search resumed earlier this week with crews concentrating their efforts on the area where the bodies of Rachel’s father Valentine, 60, and her sister Diana, 22, were found shortly after the slide.

Their bodies were recovered close to the front of the house.

Webbers’ neighbour, Petra Frehse, 64, who is also presumed to have died in the slide, has also not been located. However Lapointe has said the area where her house was located is not safe for crews to search.

Lapointe said Frehse’s house was further up the slope from the Webbers’ home, and the debris and search field is much larger. The extent of the force was so significant, she noted, that only small pieces of the metal roof of the house could be found.

Recovery efforts were halted last week to reassess the safety of the site.

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