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Body of fourth missing construction worker recovered from Key Bridge collapse

Two still missing
Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse 3-26-24
Posted at 6:20 PM, Apr 15, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-16 15:45:23-04

BALTIMORE — The body of a fourth construction worker missing from the Key Bridge Collapse has been recovered.

According to the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations, the victim was identified as 24-year-old Carlos Daniel Hernández.

Officials say Hernández was discovered Sunday, trapped inside a vehicle in the Patapsco River.

During his recent visit to Baltimore, President Joe Biden read a message Hernández reportedly sent his girlfriend just seconds before the collapse.

“We just poured cement, and we’re waiting for it to dry,” he reportedly wrote.

Biden followed that up saying "we will not rest, as Carlos said, until the cement has dried on the entirety of a new bridge — a new bridge."

Crews previously recovered the bodies of three other workers including 35-year-old Alejandro Hernandez-Fuentes, Dorlian Ronial Castillo-Cabrera, 26, and Maynor Suazo-Sandoval, 38.

Two more workers, Miguel Luna and Jose Mynor Lopez, remain missing and are presumably dead.

"As we mourn the lives lost and continue the recovery operation, we recognize each missing individual is someone's beloved family member," said Superintendent of the Maryland State Police Col. Roland Butler, Jr.

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