Among the 6 presumed dead in Baltimore bridge collapse: Husband and dad of 3

The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore was the site of a tragic incident where a cargo ship collided with it, causing six construction workers to be thrown into the water. It is presumed that they did not survive.

Eight workers were in the process of repairing potholes on the span when the ship collided with the bridge at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday. As a result of the impact, the workers were thrown into the icy water. Fortunately, two of them were successfully rescued while the fate of the remaining workers remains unknown, according to officials.

Officials announced on Tuesday evening that the search and rescue efforts for the six missing individuals have been suspended. The focus has now shifted towards a recovery phase, as confirmed by officials.

Rear Adm. Shannon Gilreath stated on Tuesday evening that due to the length of time that has passed, the extensive search efforts, and the water temperature, it is not believed that any of the individuals will be found alive.

According to Court Appointed Special Advocates, a group that assists immigrants, one of the six individuals who are currently missing is Miguel Luna, a construction worker originally from El Salvador.

According to a press release, Luna is a resident of Maryland for over 19 years. He is not only a husband but also a proud father of three.

The organization reported that he departed for work at 6:30 p.m. on Monday evening and has not returned home since then.

Two workers who are missing have been identified as being from Guatemala. One worker is a 26-year-old from San Luis, Petén, while the other is a 35-year-old from Camotán, Chiquimula. The names of the workers have not been disclosed by the country’s foreign ministry.

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In a statement posted in Spanish, the ministry announced that the Consul General of Guatemala in Maryland successfully established telephone communication with the brothers of the two missing Guatemalans.

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