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Body of fifth worker found after US bridge collapse

US authorities have recovered the body of a fifth missing person more than a month after the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore.

The Key Bridge Response Unified Command said the victim found on Wednesday was identified as Miguel Angel Luna Gonzalez, 49, of Glen Burnie, Maryland.

Six members of a road crew plunged to their deaths on March 26 when a container ship lost power and crashed into one of the bridge’s supporting columns.

Five bodies have been recovered, but one worker, Jose Mynor Lopez, has not been found.

They were all Latino immigrants who came to the United States from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

Salvage teams found one of the missing construction vehicles Wednesday and notified the Maryland State Police, officials said.

State police investigators and Maryland Transportation Authority Police officers and the FBI responded to the scene and recovered the body inside a red truck.

The state police underwater recovery team and crime scene unit also assisted.

“We remain dedicated to the ongoing recovery operations while knowing behind each person lost in this tragedy lies a loving family,” Maryland State Police Superintendent Roland Butler said in a statement.

“Along with our local, state and federal partners, we ask that everyone extend their deepest sympathies and support to the families during this difficult time.”

The Dali container ship has been stationary amid the wreckage since the collapse, but crews plan to refloat and remove the ship, allowing more maritime traffic to resume through Baltimore’s port.

Officials expect to have it removed by May 10, according to a Port of Baltimore news release.