Officials have identified 20 victims following flash floods and mudslides that hit Santa Barbara County in California on Tuesday. The body of 30-year-old Pinit Sutthithepa was found on Saturday afternoon, local officials said. Mr Sutthithepa’s six-year-old son and 79-year-old father-in-law, Richard Loring Taylor, were found deceased on Tuesday.
His two-year-old daughter, Lydia, is still missing. The body of 25-year-old Morgan Corey was found on Saturday morning. An 89-year-old man who had celebrated his birthday the day before is also amongst the dead. Rescue teams continue to search muddy debris for survivors.
All of those killed died of “multiple traumatic injuries due to flash flood with mudslides”, according to the Santa Barbara County Coroner’s Office. It has released a list of the victims who have been identified and recovered so far.