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Authorities recovered the bodies of 2 missing bridge workers

From CNN's Elise Hammond

Maryland State Police Chief Colonel Roland L. Butler Jr. speaks during a press conference on Wednesday, March 27.

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Authorities have recovered the bodies of two workers missing from the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse, the Maryland State Police chief said Wednesday.

Colonel Roland L. Butler Jr. said at 10 a.m. ET divers found the red pickup truck in about 25 feet of water.

“Divers rescued two victims of this tragedy who were trapped inside the vehicle,” Butler said.

He said Maryland State Police notified the families of those found about an hour ago. Their names are given as follows:

  • Alejandro Hernandez Fuentes From Mexico
  • Torlian Ronel Castillo Cabrera From Guatemala

The workers, who were filling potholes in the bridge at the time of the incident, were from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, officials said.

Butler Jr. confirmed that the two men found dead today were construction workers. One was identified by a driver's license in his pocket, while the other was identified by fingerprints, he said.

The post has been updated with more details from the news conference, including the correct spelling of the victims' names, following an update from authorities.

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