Duffy survived, was treated in the hospital and released with cuts, bruises and a shoulder fracture. Caroline, a high school water polo star and a senior at Barnard College in New York, was killed, her uncle said.
“He’s been coming here since before I started working here,” said Cantin’s barber, Tim Sanchez, who owns the shop. “My dad used to cut his hair.”
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“Everybody was tired from the fire warnings,” Weimer said Friday. “It was a long fire, tough fire, and then everybody kind of relaxed too much.”
Among those killed was Josephine “Josie” Gower, 69, an “always cheery” regular at the Read ‘N Post, a newsstand and gift shop, said Jan Hendrickson, the store’s owner. David Cantin, 49, got his hair cut Monday at Montecito Barbers, a small shop in the Coast Village Road center, right before he died in the mudslides.
“I saw the place,” Weimer said. “And I don’t think Superman would’ve survived it.”
Biasotti reported from Montecito, Calif. Julie Tate and Scott Wilson in Washington and David Shultz in Montecito contributed to this report.
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