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Border Patrol Agents and CBP Officers Rescue Father and Child from the Rio Grande

Release Date: 
July 23, 2019

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.

Brownsville Border Patrol agents and CBP officers took custody of 40 aliens who had crossed the Rio Grande and rescued a father and child pinned in strong currents.
Brownsville Border Patrol agents and CBP
officers took custody of a group of 40 aliens
who had crossed the Rio Grande and rescued
a father and child that were pinned in strong
currents.

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. 

 

A CBP officer assist in the rescue of a child that had been pinned in strong current in the Rio Grande near Brownsville's Gateway International Bridge
A Brownsville supervisory CBP officer assists
in the rescue of a child that had been pinned
in strong current in the Rio Grande near the
Gateway International Bridge.

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Last modified: 
July 23, 2019