Devastation Deepens: Mayor Confirms Recovery Of Third Worker From Bridge Tragedy

By Jennifer Wentworth | Sunday, 07 April 2024 01:00 AM
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The tragic aftermath of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore continues to unfold, with the recovery of a third construction worker's body from the Patapsco River.

The bridge, which was struck by a cargo ship, collapsed last week, resulting in the death of six workers.

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott confirmed the recovery of 38-year-old Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval on Friday evening. "This evening, the Unified Command announced that divers were able to bring Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval, one of the remaining missing workers, home to his family," Scott stated. He expressed his heartfelt sympathy for the families still awaiting news about their loved ones, and gratitude for the first responders' relentless efforts. "We will continue to do everything in our power to support these families, and provide whatever they need to persevere through this unthinkable tragedy," he pledged.

The Maryland Department of State Police was alerted by salvage dive teams who found what they believed to be one of the missing workers. Suazo-Sandoval's body was recovered around 10:30 a.m., and his family was subsequently informed, according to officials.

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The other two victims of the March 26 disaster, 35-year-old Alejandro Hernandez Fuentes, and 26-year-old Dorlian Ronial Castillo Cabrera, were found in a submerged red pickup truck in the middle of the Patapsco River, as reported by FOX DC.

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The Dali cargo ship collided with the bridge in the early morning hours while a construction crew was conducting maintenance work. The vessel had lost power prior to the crash, triggering a mayday alert that allowed police to halt traffic just in time. Eight workers were on a break when the bridge gave way; two were rescued, while the remaining six were presumed dead the following day.

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Col. Roland Butler, Jr., superintendent of the Maryland Department of State Police, expressed his commitment to the ongoing recovery efforts. "There are families still waiting to hear if we have found their loved one. I can promise you, we are fully committed to finding closure for each of these families," he said.

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President Biden visited the site on Friday, vowing to rebuild the structure with federal assistance. The tragic incident underscores the urgent need for infrastructure safety and maintenance, a topic that has been at the forefront of national discussions recently.

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