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RGV Agents Save Migrants Lives

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EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents conduct rescues saving 18 non-citizens from drowning.

McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) riverine agents rescued 10 Mexican, Salvadoran, and Guatemalan nationals from possible drowning in the Rio Grande, near Mission, on June 13. Agents spotted a raft deflating with several subjects onboard attempting to cross the river. Agents assisted the subjects from their deflating raft onto their riverine vessel.

Earlier that afternoon, MCS agents rescued eight Cuban nationals from drowning near Anzalduas Dam. Agents assisted the migrants struggling to stay afloat by tossing several rescue ropes into the river. Mission Fire Department also responded to assist the non-citizens back to the U.S. riverbank. The migrants were medically evaluated and cleared before being transported to the McAllen Station for processing.

All subjects were processed accordingly.

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Last Modified: June 14, 2022