At Least 6 Presumed Dead in Baltimore Bridge Collapse Update


Officials have decided to suspend search and rescue operations for the remaining construction workers who have not been found after Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed early Tuesday morning.

During a press briefing Tuesday evening, U.S. Coast Guard officials said that they are switching their operation to a recovery phase to locate the six missing people, noting that “at this point, we do not believe that we’re going to find any of these individuals still alive.”

The bridge collapsed at approximately 1:30 a.m. ET after a freighter ship departing from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor lost power and collided with the structure. Eight construction workers were on the bridge working to patch potholes at the time of the collapse. Two of the crew workers have been located so far.

This is a developing news story and will be updated.

Baltimore Bridge Collapse Update
Part of the steel frame of the Francis Scott Key Bridge sits on top of the container ship Dali after the bridge collapsed in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 26, 2024. The bridge collapsed early March…

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