California mudslide rescue operations ended

(Photo Credit: Santa Barbara Fire Dept / MGN)
(Photo Credit: Santa Barbara Fire Dept / MGN)(KALB)
Published: Jan. 15, 2018 at 3:31 AM EST
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Officials say search and rescue operations have ended in Montecito, California, where mudslides killed at least 20 people.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown says authorities transitioned Sunday morning to a search and recovery phase.

Brown says the move allows authorities to release resources that are no longer needed and allow search operations to slow to a safer pace.

The number of fatalities in Tuesday's flash flood is now 20. Four people remain missing.