Eagle Pass Border Patrol Agents Rescue 7 From Rio Grande River


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

(Press Release)

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


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.


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Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Eagle Pass Rescate 7 del Río Grande


EAGLE PASS, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de EE. UU. rescataron a siete sujetos que se quedaron varados debido a los altos niveles de agua y las fuertes corrientes en el Río Grande aquí.


El 12 de junio, agentes asignados a la Unidad de Embarcaciones Eagle Pass Station patrullaban el Río Grande cerca del Puerto de Entrada de Eagle Pass, Puente No. 2, cuando vieron a un grupo de personas varadas en una pequeña isla en el medio del río. Las personas estaban tratando de cruzar y hacer su camino hacia los Estados Unidos. Sin embargo, las corrientes inusualmente rápidas y fuertes resultaron demasiado para el grupo.


Usando chalecos salvavidas y equipos de rescate a bordo, los agentes ayudaron con éxito al grupo a tierra seca. Los siete ciudadanos hondureños, incluidos cinco menores, no necesitaban asistencia médica. Debido a que no tenían estatus legal en los Estados Unidos, los siete fueron transportados a Eagle Pass South Station para su procesamiento, de conformidad con las directrices actuales.

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