Family of missing electrician hopeful he's alive
TAMARAC, Fla. (WSVN) -- The wife of an electrician working at the MDC garage site is in anguish, as she has yet to hear from her husband following the collapse.
"I'm asking for prayers out there for him," said the man's wife, Laurel Budhoo. "We need prayers cause I believe in miracles."
Laurel Budhoo has called her husband Robert's cellphone dozens of times, but there is no answer. His daughter has called the hospitals and still nothing. "He's the best dad in the world," said Tasha Bagwandeen. "When we needed him when my mom got sick, he was there. We need you guys to find him please."
Robert Budhoo left his Tamarac apartment at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and drove to Miami-Dade College West Campus to work on the parking garage that collapsed. He works for Striker Electric, a contractor on the job.
His family only realized something was wrong when they saw the news on the television. "They confirmed that he is missing," said Laurel. "His boss said he is the only one on the electrical team that is missing."
The uncertainty of not knowing what happened to the father of three is eating away at the family. They're now leaning on each other for support. "The anxiety, the feeling of not knowing what's going on," said Budhoo's neice, Riquette Budhoo. "That's what's killing us."
Budhoo's family is confident he'll come home. They're holding on to their faith and a miracle for that to happen."We're praying and hoping for the best," said Laurel. "For him and for everyone else."
Budhoo's family just left their apartment in Tamarac to head to the site of the collapse in hopes they get some answers from rescue workers.
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