Haitian rescued 11 days after quake
Haiti ends search-and-rescue phase
Rescuers pulled a 23-year-old man alive from the rubble of a fruit and vegetable shop in Haiti on Saturday, 11 days after an earthquake crumbled the capital city.
The man is in good condition, French Civil Protection Lt. Col. Christophe Renou told The Associated Press.
Rescuers had dug a tunnel to reach him and give him water. When he was lifted out of the rubble, the man was placed on a stretcher and given fluids intraveneusouly. French medics were treating him.
Rescues have become increasingly rare since the magnitude-7.0 quake levelled the city Jan. 12, killing an estimated 200,000 people.
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Earlier Saturday, the United Nations announced an end to rescue operations. Still, dozens of teams continue to pick through the rubble.
Crews will now concentrate on recovering the dead, while aid groups continue to deliver food, water and medical care to the homeless.
UN spokesperson Elisabeth Byrs said the decision does not mean rescue teams still searching for survivors would be stopped from carrying out whatever work they felt necessary.
On Friday, an Israeli search team pulled a severely dehydrated 21-year-old man from the rubble of his bedroom, 10 days after the quake destroyed much of the Haitian capital. The man is expected to make a full recovery.
Emmannuel Buso said the furniture in his room had collapsed around him in such a way that it created a small space for him amid the ruins of the house. He had no food. When he got desperately thirsty, he drank his urine.
Elsewhere in Port-au-Prince, an 84-year-old woman is reported in critical condition after she was rescued Friday from the wreckage of her home.
According to the UN humanitarian office, 132 survivors have been pulled from the rubble since the 7.0-magnitude quake struck on Jan. 12.
The Haitian government has confirmed around 120,000 people have died, though the final toll is expected to reach 200,000. As many as 1.5 million people lost their homes in the quake.
On Saturday, Haitians gathered for the funeral of the archbishop of Port-au-Prince, Joseph Serge Miot. The service for Miot, 63, was held in the plaza outside his destroyed Roman Catholic cathedral.
More than 1,000 people, many weeping and clutching handkerchiefs, joined dignitaries including President René Préval, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan and the Vatican's ambassador to Haiti, Archbishop Bernadito Cleopas Auza, as classical music wafted over the mourners.
With files from The Associated Press