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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Encounters Juvenile Injured During Trek to United States

Release Date: 
October 15, 2018

FRONTON, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended an accompanied juvenile requiring advanced medical treatment due to an injury sustained while traveling.

On Saturday, Rio Grande City agents encountered a Honduran mother and her two daughters after they illegally entered the United States. The mother immediately requested medical attention for her six-year-old daughter who sustained injuries in a vehicular accident while traveling in Mexico. Agents transported the girl to a local hospital and it was determined that she had a neck and femur fracture.

The Border Patrol is processing all subjects accordingly.

The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and danger awareness, such as “Operation Big Rig” and “No Se Arriesgue” to combat smuggling and ultimately save lives. Call 911 to report suspicious activity; “They’re humans, not cargo!”   

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February 3, 2021