Border Patrol Agents Rescue Two Small Children Abandoned in the Rio Grande

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Stock Photo: Children at Border
Stock Photo: Children at Border

EAGLE PASS, TexasU.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station encountered two children abandoned in the Rio Grande River near Eagle Pass, Sept. 14.

At approximately noon, Border Patrol Riverine agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station were performing boat operations when they noticed an unusual color on the riverbank. As agents investigated the item, they discovered two small children abandoned. Agents quickly responded and safely retrieved both children.

A note under the infant safety carrier revealed the 2-year-old girl and 3-month-old boy, both nationals of Honduras, were siblings. A thorough search of the area was conducted and no additional individuals were encountered.

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The children did not require medical attention and were transported to the Uvalde Station for processing.


To report suspicious activity, call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.

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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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.

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