SURFSIDE (CBSMiami) — Former Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade paid his respects at the memorial site for the Surfside condo collapse victims on Thursday.
Wade walked along the memorial fence, formerly known as the ‘Wall of Hope’ near the Champlain Towers South property, which is covered with photos of the victims and those that are still unaccounted for.READ MORE: FHP Confirms Fatality After Tanker Truck That Drove Off Highway In Davie Catches Fire
At one point, he crouched down and wrote a touching message of support for those grieving.
He wrote, “Sending prayer, love, strength and healing,” then signed it and wrote “Miami Heat” underneath.
Wade also spoke to the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue team and thanked them for their dedicated service.
Dwyane Wade addressed a team today in Surfside from South Florida Urban Search and Rescue before they began their shift. pic.twitter.com/1ifEsqJSl2READ MORE: ‘Get The Shot Today': Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried Urging Vaccinations As Florida COVID Cases Skyrocket
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) July 8, 2021
The death toll is currently 60 with 35 of those identified. Eighty people are still unaccounted for.
Other Heat stars including Bam Adebayo, Udonis Haslem and Tyler Herro have also visited the site.MORE NEWS: Miami PD Searching For Hit-&-Run Driver Who Struck Motorcyclist
Rescue workers are now focused on finding remains instead of survivors in the rubble but have no plans to pull back during the recovery effort.