DEL RIO, TEXAS—Thursday, April 11, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio station, as part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations, rescued an undocumented alien from the Rio Grande River.
Around 6:30 p.m., agents working along the Rio Grande, approximately four miles southeast of the Del Rio, Texas port of entry, rescued an undocumented alien who was in distress. The subject was hanging on to the river cane when agents were able to pull him to safety.
During fiscal year 2012, Del Rio sector agents performed a total of seven rescues. In fiscal year 2013, Del Rio sector has performed five rescues involving seven individuals.
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.