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Eagle Pass Border Patrol Agents Rescue 7 From Rio Grande River

Release Date: 
June 13, 2018

EAGLE PASS, TexasU.S. Border Patrol agents rescued seven subjects who became stranded due to high water levels and strong currents in the Rio Grande River here.

Agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station Boat Unit rescued seven subjects from the Rio Grande River.
Agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station
Boat Unit rescued seven subjects from
the Rio Grande River.

“Thanks to the vigilance of our agents, seven lives were saved on Tuesday in Eagle Pass,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Felix Chavez. “The Rio Grande River can be unforgiving for those who try to walk or swim across it. Fortunately, our agents were there to help. I am very proud of everyone involved in this latest rescue.”

On June 12, agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station Boat Unit were patrolling the Rio Grande River near the Port of Entry #2 when they saw a group of people stranded on a small island in the middle of the river. The individuals were trying to cross and make their way into the United States. However, unusually swift and strong currents proved too much for the group.

Using life jackets and on-board rescue equipment, agents successfully assisted the group to dry land. The seven Honduran nationals, including five juveniles, did not need any medical assistance. Because they had no legal status in the United States, all seven were transported to the Eagle Pass South Station for processing, pursuant to current guidelines.

The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.

Last modified: 
June 14, 2018