A woman missing in the deadly Florida condo building collapse called her husband as the tragedy unfolded — and said she saw a sinkhole where the pool used to be before the line went dead, according to a new report.
“It was 1:30 a.m., I’ll never, never forget that,” Mike Stratton, husband of Cassie Stratton, 40, told the Miami Herald.
The model, actress and Pilates instructor woke her husband in Washington, DC and frantically told him that their building was shaking before making the startling comments about a sinkhole, according to the outlet.
The Washington Post reported that Stratton was on her fourth-floor balcony when she felt a tremor and saw the pool deck cave in.
Mike, a 66-year-old Democratic political strategist, last saw his wife on June 21 before he left on a business trip to DC, the Herald reported.
Mike, a senior policy adviser with the law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck who splits his time between Denver, DC and Miami, said he and his wife had lived at Champlain Towers South Condo in Surfside for about four years.
He met Cassie, who splits her time between Miami and New York City, seven years ago at a Super Bowl party in the Big Apple. They got hitched two years later.
Mike said his wife, originally from New Orleans, has so many friends that he jokingly coined the phrase “everybody loves Cassie” several years ago.
“She was the most fun, vivacious person you could ever imagine,” he told the paper, his voice cracking with emotion. “She was full of life, we were always doing something. There are so many interesting places to go in Miami and we took it all in.”
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