DEL RIO, TEXAS—On Tuesday, Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a teenage girl stranded in the Rio Grande.
Agents were notified by Mexican authorities that the girl was stuck on an island in the middle of the river and had lost her inner tube, while trying to cross the Rio Grande, near the Camino Real International Bridge at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry.
Border Patrol agents, assigned to the Marine Unit from the Eagle Pass North Border Patrol Station, were dispatched to the last known location of the subject. Agents immediately located and transported the subject to safety. The 17-year-old, a Honduran national, was taken to the Eagle Pass North Station and processed as an Unaccompanied Alien Child according to Del Rio Sector guidelines.
During Fiscal Year 2012, Del Rio Sector agents performed a total of seven rescues.
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.