Monday, August 13, 2007

Bridge news

After taking Sunday to have a nice family day of cleaning...yippee, and then 4 hours worth of fishing, it's time to come back to reality and continue my updates on the bridge. Sorry folks but this is a big deal in the great state of MN, and my sadness lingers until all those who are lost are hopefully found and brought to rest in the care of their loved ones.

As we cleaned our house, weeded the garden, fixed odds and ends around the house divers were busy fighting the currents of the Mighty Mississippi risking their lives, sacrificing their day searching yet again for more who were lost.

Weather was horrible over the weekend causing some messy situations around the state to top things off. And it didn't bode well for the recovery efforts. But at least there was some rain finally.

Anyway, divers recovered another, this one a 20-year old disabled person who was with his mother--who they have not yet found:
Chit was the ninth person killed by the collapse whose remains have been recovered and identified.

Relatives have said that Chit had Down syndrome and was inseparable from his mother.

Divers began searching the Mississippi River around daybreak Sunday and recovered Chit's remains about 2:30 p.m., the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office said.
There is no photo of him at this time but if I find one, it will be posted. May he rest in peace.

Also, probably the most memorable aspect of this whole bridge collapse is the sight of that bus next to that burning semi. Cranes were busy removing that bus as well. The photo above is of that, obviously.

Click the link below to read more:

Divers return, find remains of 9th victim--updated version

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