60 civilian volunteers show up in Darrington

60 civilian volunteers show up in Darrington
Iraq War veteran and local Little League coach Matt Pater, 32, creates a bridge to check a floating section of a home in a field of debris following Saturday's destructive mudslide, near Oso Wash, Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) - The Darrington Fire Department says about 60 civilian volunteers showed up Tuesday morning to help with the mudslide search and rescue operation.

Volunteer spokeswoman Cindy White says they won't be able to accept any more volunteers Tuesday.

The people who showed up Tuesday morning are from near and far. They will be helping the professional searchers in the debris field from Saturday's mudslide.

White says the fire department is also setting up a registry to keep track of local residents who are searching on their own. They want to closely track all volunteers for their own safety.