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Divers Recover Bodies of Two Among the Six Construction Workers Presumed Dead In Baltimore’s Bridge Collapse!



 

Bodies of two people were recovered by first responders on Wednesday around 10 am from the ruins of Francis Scott Key Bridge. As the Singaporean ship Dali collided with one of the supporting piers of the Baltimore Bridge, six people ended up plunging into deep water along with the structure. U.S. Coast Guard has prioritized the rescue mission and sent divers to search for the bodies. All six of them were construction workers sent by their agency, Burner’s Build, to repair potholes in the bridge. 

 

The names of the two recovered workers have been confirmed. They are Alejandro Hernandez Fuentes, aged 35 and Dorlian Ronial Castillo Cabrera, aged 26. Mr. Alejandro is from Mexico, while Mr. Cabrera belongs to Guatemala. The other four workers are still missing.

 

The families of two of the missing workers have confirmed their identities. One of them is Miguel Luna, 49, who belongs to EL Salvador, while another is Honduran citizen Mayno Suazo Sandoval, 38. The identities of the remaining two workers are still unknown.

 

All four of them are presumed dead by U.S. Coast Guard officials. Rear Admiral Shannon said, “It’s time to move on to the next phase and think about recovery. Based on the length of time we have been in this search, adverse water temperature, and intensity of our search, at this point, we do not believe we will be able to find any of the individuals still alive.” He officially called off the active search for the remaining four works on Wednesday at 7.30 pm. 

 

According to the NTSB, the ship has around 4,700 containers, 764 of which contain highly flammable objects. Moreover, U.S. Coast Guard officials are concerned about the safety of first responders as broken parts of the bridge are floating around the Papstaco River and might hurt the rescuers. The focus has shifted from rescue to recovery as the U.S. Navy is expected to assist with lifting heavy cranes and cleaning up the harbor.

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