BROWNSVILLE, Texas – CBP officers and agents this weekend rescued two people from the dangerous waters of the Rio Grande.
On Sunday afternoon, Brownsville Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection officers responded to a report of approximately 40 illegal aliens who crossed the Rio Grande underneath the Brownsville Gateway International Bridge. Upon arrival, agents and officers took several illegal aliens into custody and observed aliens pinned in the middle of the river due to the strong currents. Agents requested the assistance from nearby CBP riverine units who responded to the area and rescued a man traveling with his child. CBP personnel provided all persons with medical attention and had the entire group transported to the Brownsville Border Patrol Station.
Border Patrol is processing all the aliens accordingly.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.