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Border Patrol Recover Body from Rio Grande

Release Date: 
December 21, 2018

DEL RIO, Texas U.S. Border Patrol marine agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station recovered a deceased person in the Rio Grande River, Thursday.


“Agents patrolling the Rio Grande located, and in conjunction with our first response partners, recovered a body” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak. “The recovery of a deceased body is one of the grimmest events our agents confront. This incident highlights the danger and unpredictability of the Rio Grande River.


Border Patrol agents conducting patrol operations downriver of the Eagle Pass ports of entry located a floating body on the morning of Dec. 20. With the help of the Eagle Pass Fire Department, agents were able to extract the deceased, a male, from the water and turned the remains over to Maverick County officials.  


The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021