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Third body recovered from Key Bridge collapse site Friday, officials say

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Posted at 7:33 PM, Apr 05, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-05 23:21:47-04

BALTIMORE — Officials have recovered another of the six victims from the Key Bridge collapse.

Maynor Suazo-Sandoval, 38, was pulled from the water Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Maynor Yassir Suazo Sandoval
Maynor Yassir Suazo Sandoval

He is one of six construction workers who have been presumed dead since the tragedy.

“The collapse of the Key Bridge is undoubtedly one of the most challenging tragedies we have faced as a law enforcement agency. Along with our local, state and federal public safety partners, we will not give up,” said Colonel Roland L. Butler, Jr., Superintendent of the Maryland Department of State Police. “There are families still waiting to hear if we have found their loved one. I can promise you, we are fully committed to finding closure for each of these families,” he said.

The workers were filling potholes on the bridge when it was struck by a container ship, causing them to fall into the water.

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The bodies ofAlejandro Hernandez-Fuentes and Dorlian Ronial Castillo-Cabrera have also been found.

“This evening the Unified Command announced that divers were able to bring Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval, one of the remaining missing workers, home to his family. 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. We will continue to do everything in our power to support these families, and provide whatever they need to persevere through this unthinkable tragedy.”

Governor Wes Moore also released a statement:

“Maryland is praying for the family of Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval and all of his loved ones. They have our thoughts, our hearts, and our support.

In this moment, it’s important that we not just recognize the tragic loss of the six Marylanders who perished in the Key Bridge collapse – but also remember the ways in which they lifted up our state while they were still with us.

On the night of the collapse, these men were engaged in challenging, dangerous work – tending to our state’s infrastructure for our collective benefit. They hailed from communities that have gone long overlooked and underappreciated. But their work had dignity – and their contributions will never be forgotten.

On the day of the collapse, I said that we would stop at nothing to support these families. And we will continue to stop at nothing to get them closure with dignity. But more than that, we must continue to offer them comfort, help, and healing in their hour of need.”