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Memorial benches dedicated in Montecito for sisters killed in mudslide

Posted at 9:02 AM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 12:03:23-04

More memorial benches have been placed in Montecito for two people killed in last year’s deadly debris flow.

The Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade says the latest benches for sisters Sawyer and Morgan Corey were dedicated April 5 during a private ceremony.

The wooden benches are placed side-by-side and located along the Peter Bakewell public trail in the Casa Dorinda open space area.

The Bucket Brigade says the Corey-Baker family invites everyone who knew the two girls to visit the benches.

Last year, a memorial bench was built at Cold Springs School in Montecito for Sawyer, who was in 6th grade, and another mudslide victim, kindergartner Peerawat “Pastah” Sutthithepa. Both attended Cold Springs School.

Sawyer, 12, and Morgan, 25, were two of 21 people killed in the Jan. 9, 2018 debris flow. Two other children have never been found.

Memorial benches in Montecito for Saywer and Morgan Corey. (Photo: Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade/Facebook)
Memorial benches in Montecito for Sawyer and Morgan Corey. (Photo: Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade/Facebook)