Baltimore community mourns crew presumed dead after Key Bridge collapse

Baltimore community mourns crew presumed dead after Key Bridge collapse

Baltimore community mourns crew presumed dead after Key Bridge collapse

The house shook, then there was rolling thunder which lasted a number of seconds. People in Baltimore recount the moment that the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed into the river. This morning, six construction workers who were on that bridge are now presumed dead. The search now a recovery effort. Fox 43’s Sire Williams joins us from Baltimore with details on the impact that this tragedy has on the community.

Good morning, Sire. We are Baltimore strong, Maryland tough. That is the message Governor West Moore is trying to offer people who are still trying to wrap their heads around the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsing Tuesday morning. Now what we know so far is that a number of resources have been dispatched to bring home the bodies of those six construction workers. And since the very beginning of the investigation, the governor, mayor, as well as NTSB said their number one priority has been to get them out of the water and to their loved ones. This has now turned from a rescue to a recovery mission. And although Maryland officials have not released the names of the victims, the regional consulates of El Salvador, Mexico, as well as Guatemala confirmed their nationals are among the men who are missing.

“Our people are involved. It was a crew who was repairing parts of the, I think, potholes on the bridge. And they’re the ones who are going to build the bridge again. The Latinos. They were fathers and brothers, cousins and sons.”

Again, the names of the victims have not yet been released, and last night’s search and rescue efforts were suspended. But as of this morning, they have been sending dive teams back into the Patapsco River to recover the bodies of those six construction workers. Make sure you stay up to date with us on air and online as more details come out. But for now, in Baltimore, I’m Sire Williams, Fox43 News.

“Now that the sun has come up, you were there all day yesterday. You know what it was like with the helicopters flying around, the search efforts going on. What is it like there compared to this morning where now we know it’s a recovery effort?”

Yeah, Jackie. In my opinion, this morning, it is more organized. You can see that they have been setting up stations as well as filling out their resources, as far as their dive teams, NTSB, FBI, and pacing themselves into trying to find these six individuals that were on the bridge when it collapsed. Now again, they sent dive teams in at 6:00 a.m. Right now it’s about 7:19, so we’re still waiting on an update on whether any of those bodies will be recovered. But again, this is something that we’re going to be bringing you the very latest on. So make sure you stay up to date with us. All right, thank you very much, Sire. We’ll check back with you in just a little bit.

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