Body of third Hard Rock collapse victim recovered

Body of third Hard Rock collapse victim recovered
Crews try to remove the body of one of the victims of the Hard Rock collapse on Aug. 8.

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Crews have recovered the body of the third victim in the Hard Rock Hotel collapse.

A spokesperson for the City of New Orleans confirmed that the body of Jose Ponce Arreola was removed from the site Monday.

Three men were killed when the Hard Rock Hotel construction site collapse in October.

The body of one worker was recovered a few days after the collapse while the bodies of Arreola and Quinnyon Wimberly remained inside until they were recovered this month after several delays.

In a statement from the 1031 Canal Development, they say they express their deepest sympathies to the families. They say they will now shift to demolition of the upper floors first, then the lower level, then removal of all debris.

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