EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector’s Eagle Pass South Station rescued a Nicaraguan woman stranded in the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, Feb. 16.
At approximately 11:15 a.m., 20 migrants attempted to illegally enter the United States by wading across the Rio Grande near Rosetta Orchards. After crossing the river, three Nicaraguan juveniles informed agents that their mother was still in the river.
The Eagle Pass South Station Marine Unit responded and observed an adult female in the river unable to continue toward the shore. She was grasping onto cane brush growing out of the river and was in danger of being swept away by the strong current. The migrant informed agents that her legs had gone numb in the frigid water.
Agents were able to pull the woman to safety and reunite her with her children. She did not appear to suffer injuries and did not request medical assistance.
The subjects were processed in accordance with U.S. Customs and Border Protection policies and guidelines.
To report suspicious activity, call the Del Rio Sector’s toll-free number at 1-866-511-8727.