Up to 43 people still missing in Montecito; dead include four children

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beta.latimes.com—First responders have searched approximately 75% of the debris field left by a torrent of boulders, detritus and muck dislodged by Tuesday’s heavy rains. Up to 43 people remain missing.

Up to 43 people still missing in Montecito; dead include four children. Rescue crews continued to search Thursday for survivors amid the mud and wreckage of Montecito’s massive debris field, but acknowledged that the window to save lives is rapidly closing. Up to 43 people remain unaccounted for following Tuesday’s massive mudflow, though officials said that number...