( CNN) The founder of a Catholic clas is among the 17 people killed in deadly mudslides and submerge in Southern California. Hundreds of saviors and pups sustained sought for people Wednesday, slogging through clay and debris.
Roy Rohter, 84, and his wife, Theresa, were wiped from their Montecito home, the principal said. Theresa was rescued, said Michael Van Hecke, headmaster of St. Augustine Academy in Ventura, which Rohter founded in 1994.
Authorities have not approved their lists of the dead. Children are among the victims, said Santa Barbara County fire spokesman Mike Eliason.