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Body of 6th Baltimore bridge collapse victim recovered

May 7, 2024, 4:20 PM | Updated: 7:23 pm

The cargo ship Dali is seen stuck in the remains of the Key Bridge as workers remove debris at the ...

The cargo ship Dali is seen stuck in the remains of the Key Bridge as workers remove debris at the Patapsco River entrance to Baltimore Harbor on May 2, in Baltimore, Maryland. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images via CNN Newsource

(CNN) — Salvage teams have recovered the body of the sixth – and believed to be the final – victim killed in the March 26 Baltimore bridge collapse, authorities announced Tuesday, marking a grim milestone in the weekslong recovery operation that followed the disaster.

The victim was identified as 37-year-old José Mynor López of Baltimore, Maryland. CNN has previously reported Lopez has three children and was the main provider of his family.

“Investigators from the Maryland State Police, along with an FBI Victim Specialist and linguist, and a team of mental health professionals notified family members after a positive identification was confirmed,” the Unified Command, a joint task force composed of police, Coast Guard and other government agencies to respond to the disaster, said in a statement online.

The Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed after a 213-million-pound cargo vessel lost power and slammed into the structure, killing six construction workers repairing potholes on it. The bridge was used by some 30,000 Marylanders every day.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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Body of 6th Baltimore bridge collapse victim recovered