Fabián Núñez, 55, Andrés Galfrascoli, 45, and their 6-year-old adopted daughter Sofía, are among the missing in the Surfside condominium collapse that happened in the early hours of Thursday.
According to media reports, as of Friday morning, at least 159 people are still unaccounted for. Rescuers continue to search for victims in the rubble of the 12-story building.
The Washington Post reported Galfrascoli is a plastic surgeon from Argentina, and had borrowed a friend’s apartment in the tower. He traveled to Surfside with his husband, a theater director, Núñez and their just-adopted daughter, Sofía, to get vaccinated against COVID.
According to Zyri.net, Nicolas Patoka, a friend of the couple, loaned the apartment to them for just one night.
“I wish we had told them no,” Zyri.net reported Patoka saying. “They weren’t just friends, they were family.”
According to Zyri.net the couple had been staying with Patoka in Hollywood but decided to break up their routine and so he offered the couple his place at Champlain Towers in Surfside, a small beachside town next to Miami Beach.
“They live in Argentina and they came here for about three months to get vaccinated and escape the pandemic and spend more time with us,” Patoka said. “It is impossible to describe how they fought to have their little angel and now she too is missing. This has no name.”
Photo via Instagram.
A reunification center has been set up at 9301 Collins Avenue for those looking for missing family members or friends who were staying in the building. People can also call 305-614-1819.