On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, tragedy struck in the small town of Davenport, Iowa when a building collapsed, leaving several injured and others missing. The building, located on the South side of the downtown area, was undergoing renovation at the time of its sudden collapse.

Within minutes, first responders were on the scene and began their mission to rescue those trapped within the rubble. Emergency personnel worked tirelessly using specialized equipment and training to help those in need, tirelessly working from the first moments of the tragedy until almost five days later when it was clear that a recovery operation was necessary.

The Davenport Building Collapse was a tragedy of unimaginable proportions, one that would leave a lasting impact on the community and beyond for years to come. The collapse claimed the lives of two workers and left several others injured. The cause of the collapse is still under investigation.

As the days passed, officials lauded first responders for their outstanding efforts in rescuing the initial victims and searching for the other workers who were still missing. The community came together to support those who were hurt and to offer comfort and solace to the loved ones of those who were lost in the tragedy.

On Monday, May 24, officials announced that rescue operations were wrapping up,