Fifth body recovered from the wreckage of the Baltimore bridge collapse tragedy

 May 3, 2024

There was a sad, new update regarding the March collapse of Baltimore, Maryland’s Francis Scott Key Bridge.

As the clean-up and recovery efforts continue, Breitbart reported that a fifth body was recovered from the wreckage of the bridge's collapse, which was caused by a massive, out-of-control cargo ship.

The body was reportedly one of the six construction workers who plunged into the river after the bridge collapsed. The sixth worker is still missing.

The six fatalities from the tragic incident were all construction workers who were patching potholes on the bridge at the time.

Man identified

According to Unified Command, the body discovered this week was that of Miguel Angel Luna Gonzalez, 49, of Glen Burnie.

Recovery teams reportedly discovered his body inside of a red truck.

Mayor Brandon Scott (D) released a statement on the recovery of Gonzalez's body.

"With the news that a fifth victim has been located, there is some small peace provided to another family amidst all the agony they’ve endured."

He continued, "I extend my gratitude to the entire Unified Command and the salvage teams for remaining focused on bringing closure to the families while working around the clock to clear the channel. While we continue to be heartbroken for all of these families, one more soul has been brought home, but one Marylander is still missing. To the family still waiting, our entire city joins you in hope for the same closure soon and shares in your grief. We continue to be here for you, in whatever way you need, now and always."

Clean-up progress

Given the logistical nightmares created by the bridge's collapse, authorities at all levels have placed a high priority on cleaning up and clearing the wreckage, along with the deployment of divers to search for missing bodies.

Local media reported that crews will hopefully be successful in removing the ship from the site within the next few weeks.

Until the ship is removed and most of the bridge's debris is cleared, construction on a new bridge will have to wait.

The cost of a new bridge will range from $400 million to several billion dollars, according to analysts.

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