Footage Shows Tragic Bridge Collapse in Baltimore after Being Hit by Ship – Watch Video

Early Tuesday morning, the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore met a catastrophic fate, collapsing after being hit by a large ship. This harrowing event, captured on video, has sent shockwaves through the community and spurred urgent rescue efforts.

The collapse occurred when the vessel collided with the bridge, causing a significant section to give way. According to Kevin Cartwright, the Baltimore City Fire Department’s director of communications, several vehicles, including one as substantial as a tractor-trailer, are believed to have plummeted into the Patapsco River below.

The grave situation has prompted an immediate response from divers and search and rescue teams, who are now scouring the frigid waters for survivors.

The water temperature at the collapse site is reported to be around 48°F (9°C), a detail that underscores the critical nature of the rescue operations. CNN’s Derek Van Dam highlights the deceptive nature of such water temperatures, noting that while 50 degrees may not seem exceedingly cold, it can be perilously deadly in such circumstances.

Watch the dramatic collapse below:

As the community holds its breath, rescue teams are working tirelessly, with the Baltimore City Fire Department revealing that up to 20 individuals might be in the river, awaiting assistance. The incident has not only caused immediate physical damage but has also struck a blow to the hearts of those connected to Baltimore, as they hope for the safety and recovery of all involved.

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