Robert Budhoo has been confirmed dead after his body was found during a recovery operation in Florida, United States, yesterday.
Sevina Gidheri-Singh, Budhoo's sister-in-law, could not give the exact time of the recovery but told The Gleaner that, according to information from his wife, Laurel Budhoo, he was found around midday.
Gidheri-Singh said the recovery team was still unable to remove his body as he was buried deep under debris.
She said the family was struggling to come to grips with the loss.
"The family is devastated. (Laurel) called me crying and saying that everything is just painful. The kids are sad and devastated. No one is really able to come to terms with what is happening," she said.
Committed to family
Gidheri-Singh described Budhoo as a man who was committed to his family and a hard worker.
"Robert is a family man, the family is close knit. He and my sister have been together since she was 16 and they have never been separated since. They have kids together, they do everything together, he has never left out his family. He's our only brother-in-law and everybody is taking it really hard. I just wish I could be there for her," she lamented.
Budhoo was among several persons who were involved in the collapse of a parking garage under construction in Doral, Florida last Wednesday.
He is the fourth person to be confirmed dead in the incident.