Body of third victim of Baltimore bridge collapse recovered

By John Mercury April 8, 2024

The third victim of the Baltimore bridge collapse has been recovered.

Divers found the body of Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval and notified Maryland State Police, authorities said

The 38-year-old construction worker was one of six people believed to have died after a cargo ship struck a support of the Francis Scott Key Bridge on 26 March.

Baltimore mayor Brandon Scott said: “While I take solace in knowing this brings us one step closer to closure, my heart continues to be with all the families still waiting anxiously for their loved ones.

“I am grateful for the first responders who have maintained focus on recovering the remaining victims and continued their work to clear the channel with the utmost care.”

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Aftermath of Baltimore bridge wreckage

Authorities said Mr Suazo-Sandoval’s remains were discovered within the site of the collapse at around 10.30am on Friday local time and his family has been notified.

Two other workers were recovered from a vehicle in the water on 27 March.

They were named as 35-year-old Mexican Alejandro Hernandez Fuentes and Dorlian Ronial Castillo Cabrera, 26, from Guatemala.

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On Friday, Joe Biden visited the site of the collapse by air and then received a briefing from the US Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers.

“To all the families and loved ones who are grieving,” the US president said. “I’ve come here to grieve with you. We all are.”


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