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Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Rescue Drowning Victim

Release Date: 
April 12, 2013

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017