Divers recover bodies of workers following Baltimore bridge collapse

In a tragic accident earlier this week, a cargo ship collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, leading to a search and rescue operation. Divers have now recovered the bodies of two construction workers who were in their pickup truck when the bridge collapsed.

The National Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating the incident. They are reviewing the voyage data recorder recovered by the Coast Guard to understand what caused the crash. The cargo ship, named Dali, left Baltimore and was headed for Colombo, Sri Lanka. It lost power and hit the bridge just before 1:30 am.

Out of the eight people who ended up in the water, only two were rescued. Unfortunately, the search for the remaining missing individuals is now focused on recovery as their chances of survival are slim. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Shannon Gilreath explained that due to the length of time that has passed and the water temperature, it is unlikely that anyone else will be found alive.

Maryland Governor Wes Moore has pledged all necessary resources to support the families affected by this tragedy and provide them with closure. He highlighted the bravery and dedication of the rescue divers who are working in difficult conditions to search for the missing individuals.

One of the missing persons is Miguel Luna, a 49-year-old husband and father of three. Originally from El Salvador, Miguel had called Maryland home for almost twenty years. He was part of the crew tasked with repairing potholes on the bridge at the time of the collapse.

As the families anxiously await news, Miguel’s wife, María del Carmen Castellón, expressed her devastation. They have been told to wait for information, leaving them feeling broken-hearted and desperate for any updates.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families affected by this terrible accident. We hope for strength and comfort during this difficult time.