EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol marine agents working in Eagle Pass found a deceased individual within the waters of the Rio Grande River near the downtown area.
“Crossing the river illegally is a hazardous and potentially life-threatening act,” stated Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak. “The current river height makes it especially dangerous as evidenced by the multiple rescues and incidents that have occurred. I encourage everyone to spread the word of the dangers and inherent risk.”
On Jan. 31, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Eagle Pass marine agents on daily patrol located a deceased person on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande River. With the help of the Eagle Pass Fire Department, agents and local officials were able to extract the deceased from the water.
For more information about the high water levels of the Rio Grande and the danger it presents, click here.
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.
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.