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Body camera video shows Maryland Natural Resources Police officers response to Key Bridge collapse

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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Body camera video shows Maryland Natural Resources Police officers response to Key Bridge collapse

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Updated: 7:59 PM PDT May 13, 2024

NEWSROOM WITH THE DETAILS. HEY, DAVE. WELL, LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, DNR POLICE ARE SURPRISED AND IT UNDERSTANDABLY TAKES THEM A MOMENT TO COMPREHEND. A CARGO SHIP CRASHED INTO THE KEY BRIDGE, CAUSING IT TO COLLAPSE. OFFICERS BODY CAM FOOTAGE SHOWS A VIDEO POINT OF VIEW NEVER SEEN BEFORE IN THEIR RADIO DISPATCHES AND CONVERSATIONS WITH ONE ANOTHER, AND A PERSONAL IN PERSON RATHER REVEAL A QUICK PROFESSIONAL AND COMPASSION APPROACH IN THEIR RESPONSE TO THIS EMERGENCY, WHICH YOU’RE ABOUT TO SEE IS, IN THEIR OWN WORDS. SOMETHING’S MISSING HERE IN THE SKYLINE. THERE’S LIKE, NO, NO, THERE’S NO. THE WHOLE CENTER SPAN IS GONE COMPLETELY. IT’S IN THE WATER. THIS IS UNREAL. UNREAL, UNREAL. THAT’S YOU GOT THE KEY BRIDGE. IT’S BEEN STRUCK BY A LARGE, UH, CONTAINER VESSEL. KEY BRIDGE IS DOWN. THERE’S LAST REPORTED AT LEAST SEVERAL VEHICLES IN THE WATER, WITH SEVERAL PEOPLE STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR. YOU KNOW, THEY CAN FIND THAT, UM, THEY DEFINITELY CONFIRM THAT THEY HAVE PEOPLE IN THE WATER AREA. WHAT APPEARS TO BE A VEHICLE, UH, IN THE WATER WITH FLASHING GREEN AND ORANGE LIGHTS. IT IS COMPLETELY SUBMERGED, THOUGH. WE GOT ONE OUT OF THE WATER. OKAY. SUPPOSED TO BE ANOTHER. ANOTHER FOR SOMEWHERE. BUT THEY WERE OWNED IN A VEHICLE THAT WENT DOWN, SO WE CAN’T GET THEM. OKAY, SO WE GOT DIVE SHIP COMING. THERE’S A LARGE, UH, VERY STRONG ODOR OF DIESEL AROUND THE SHIP AT THE MOMENT. UH, THE SHIP DOES NOT HAVE ITS LARGE TIRES DOWN ON EITHER SIDE. YOU GO ON THAT SIDE. THERE’S DEBRIS EVERYWHERE. IS EVERYBODY OKAY UP THERE? IS EVERYBODY OKAY? NOBODY’S HURT. JUST A ONE. CUT TO THE FINGERS. OKAY. DO YOU NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION RIGHT NOW? DO YOU NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION? HAS ANYBODY BOARDED YOUR SHIP YET? NOT YET. OKAY, OKAY. SOMEBODY’S GETTING ON THAT BOAT AND SECURING THE CRIME SCENE. I, I YEAH, I KNOW IT’S NOT MY IT’S NOT OUR INVESTIGATION, BUT WHAT DO WE DO? AS 11 NEWS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED, THE FBI OPENED A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE BRIDGE COLLAPSE. BACK IN MID-APRIL, FEDERAL AGENTS RAIDED THE SHIP. THE DOLLY LOST POWER BEFORE HITTING THE BRIDGE. THE CREW REMAINS ON BOARD. WE OBTAINED BODY CAM FOOTAGE THROUGH A PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT REQUEST.

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Body camera video shows Maryland Natural Resources Police officers response to Key Bridge collapse

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Updated: 7:59 PM PDT May 13, 2024

Video obtained by sister station WBAL shows the first look at the response on the water the day the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed.Bodycam video shows the response from Maryland Natural Resources Police officers on board several police vessels responding to the scene. The video shows several boats surrounding the wreckage, searching for any survivors.NRP aerial video also showed the point of the collapse site.It has now been 11 weeks since the Dali cargo ship crashed into the Key Bridge, triggering the collapse on March 26.More video below: Body camera video from NRP of Key Bridge collapse

Video obtained by sister station WBAL shows the first look at the response on the water the day the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed.

Bodycam video shows the response from Maryland Natural Resources Police officers on board several police vessels responding to the scene. The video shows several boats surrounding the wreckage, searching for any survivors.

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NRP aerial video also showed the point of the collapse site.

It has now been 11 weeks since the Dali cargo ship crashed into the Key Bridge, triggering the collapse on March 26.

More video below: Body camera video from NRP of Key Bridge collapse

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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