The search for victims in Baltimore was suspended due to bad weather and a lack of security

Authorities suspended this Wednesday until further notice the underwater search for the victims of the collapse of the Baltimore Bridge (Maryland, USA) after finding the lifeless bodies of two of the six workers who died in the accident.

Maryland Police Chief Roland Butler said in a news conference that rescue divers could no longer operate safely due to poor weather and the large amount of debris in the river. “We have exhausted all search efforts,” he said.

The authorities decided to suspend the search “for now” as they believe the weather will not be favorable for diving work on Thursday either.

The suspension of the search was announced on the same occasion as the discovery of the bodies of two of the six victims of the collapse.

They are the Mexican Alejandro Fernández Fuentes (35) and the Guatemalan Dorlián Castillo Cabrera (26), who were found underwater in a red truck.

His relatives have already been informed about the discovery of the remains.

The two were among a group of eight construction workers, all Latin Americans, who were filling potholes on the Francis Scott Key Bridge early Tuesday when the Dali ship struck the infrastructure.

Two of them were rescued alive while the other six are presumed dead. Alejandro Fernández Fuentes and Dorlián Castillo Cabrera are the first bodies recovered.

As for the nationality of the six victims, they are two Mexicans, two Guatemalans, one Honduran and one Salvadoran.

According to authorities, the container ship’s crew issued an emergency warning before the collision, disrupting vehicle traffic on the bridge and preventing a major tragedy.

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