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Fairfax County Rescue Teams Wrap Up Efforts In Haiti

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By Sabri Ben-Achour

The Fairfax County Search and Rescue teams deployed in Haiti are beginning to wind down their rescue efforts, but they're still helping out in the final days of their mission.

It's been a long mission for Mark Fernandez, of Gainseville Virginia.

"I think we were responsible for 16 rescues, wish we could've don more. Sometimes credible tips and successful in rescue, sometimes just weren't," says Fernandez.

Fernandez was nearly impaled on a pipe during one mission, so he's resting. But the rest of the 70 member team are still working, being helpful wherever they can. Teams are doing everything from cleaning up rubble to salvaging medical supplies from hospitals. They're expected back later this week.

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