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article imageHaitian man believed to be alive in rubble 11 days after quake

By Gemma Fox     Jan 23, 2010 in World
On the very day that the Haitian government declared the end of the rescue mission in Haiti, rescuers now believe they have found signs that there is at least one man, possibly more, alive under the rubble.
Eleven days after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that has all but destroyed the Haitian capital, rescuers believe they have found signs that there is a man buried under the rubble of a hotel in Port-au-Prince and are now trying to reach him.
The rescuers also believe that the man has told them there are five others alive and buried in the rubble of a supermarket and the Hotel Napoli Inn in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince.
BBC News reports that US firefighter John Boyle told Reuters news agency, "We have positive detection of a live victim in the building."
The find comes as Haitian officials today ended the search for earthquake survivors and rescue teams began returning home.
French officials say it could take roughly two hours to rescue the man from the rubble.
The man, thought to be trapped under some concrete, is reported to have said that he saw a light shone into the rubble by rescuers AFP was told by French Fire Commander Samuel Bernes.
It's believed the man has or has had access to food.
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