VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The BC coroner and rescuers will head back to Johnsons Landing in two days in the hopes of locating the body of 17-year-old Rachel Webber.

She was one of four people killed in the landslide on July 12th.

The bodies of her father Valentine, 60, and her 22-year-old sister Diana were also killed in the mudslide.

“We hope to be back by Wednesday and it will be a two day search. We feel very confident that the area that we’ve identified as the ‘now, high-probability area’ can be completely excavated in two days,” Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe explains.

Crews will not be looking for the body of German national Petra Frehse, 64, as technical experts have reluctantly concluded there is no reasonable possibility of finding her seeing as her home was higher up the mountain and they don’t know exactly where it was when everything came down.

Here in Vancouver, the city’s Heavy Urban Search and Rescue team has been honoured by the city’s mayor and council for its efforts at the landslide in Johnson’s Landing.

Federal funding for the team dries up next year and this event is being used as an example of why the team should not fall victim to cuts.

Mayor Gregor Robertson is thanking the 41 members who spent 56 hours in Johnsons Landing in what turned out to be a tragic recovery mission.

“Vancouver’s team showed incredible resolve and courage and professionalism in conducting a very difficult and dangerous operation on behalf of the families of the missing people and the whole community,” Robertson notes.

The mayor says the team plays an instrumental role in disaster response and recovery and believes its expertise is needed in the event of something catastrophic here.

Rob Plecas was on the front lines. He worries about the team’s future.

“I don’t know of any other teams out there that can pull off ambulance, police, fire, engineering, water works — all these different facilities that needed to be in one team — who else can provide that?” he asks. “This team is an asset and a definite must in case of any disasters.  And they’re talking about earthquakes in Vancouver.  Anybody trying to pull off a team like this, my hat’s off to them if they can do it.”