Officials are saying Friday that they’ve found the body of an 18th person who died in Tuesday’s flash flooding in Montecito. 87 year old Joseph Bleckel was among the missing, and is now being confirmed as one of the dead. The number of those still missing remains at five people. More than 1200 people are now involved in search and rescue efforts in Santa Barbara County, trying to find those still missing.
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