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Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents rescue three people from the Rio Grande

Release Date: 
July 14, 2015

MISSION, Texas — Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents rescued three people who were struggling to swim across the Rio Grande. 

The rescue occurred early Tuesday morning when agents from the McAllen Station were patrolling the river by boat and responded to suspected illegal activity near Bentsen State Park, south of Mission. Upon arrival, agents encountered three people struggling to stay afloat. Riverine agents rescued the three individuals and immediately offered them medical attention, which they declined.

The rescued individuals, one Mexican male juvenile and two Honduran men, were transported to the McAllen Border Patrol Station for further processing.

The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017