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Del Rio Sector Agents Rescue Two Drowning Victims

Release Date: 
January 28, 2014

Del Rio, Texas On Saturday, Border Patrol agents rescued two undocumented immigrants after they attempted to illegally cross the Rio Grande River near Eagle Pass.

At approximately 7 a.m. Saturday, Eagle Pass Station agents responded to possible smuggling activity near the Rio Grande River. When agents arrived on scene they observed a group of suspected undocumented immigrants on the river bank. When agents made contact with the subjects, two of the four men absconded to Mexico. The other two subjects attempted to abscond to Mexico but were swept away by the fast moving current. The agents responded quickly by deploying a life-saving throw bag to the struggling victims, manually pulling them from the river and moving them to safety.

Both men declined medical attention and were transported to the Eagle Pass Border Patrol Station for processing.

“All of our agents are trained in basic first aid and water rescue and utilize these skills in their everyday duties. The agents at the scene were able to respond quickly and give them the attention they needed. I commend them for their actions,” said Rodolfo Karisch, Chief Patrol Agent, Del Rio Sector. “This incident highlights the dangers of attempting to enter the United States illegally.”

Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is an integral part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017