Border Patrol Divers Recover Deceased Body from Gravel Pit

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Del Rio, TexasU.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector recovered a drowning victim, Jan. 7.

Late Friday evening, agents from the Eagle Pass South Station responded to a call for assistance from Texas National Guard (TNG) soldiers. Agents were informed that two individuals ran into a nearby gravel pit, which was full of water, and one did not resurface. TNG told agents that the two individuals were part of a larger group observed running away from the soldiers.

Del Rio Border Patrol agents and the Eagle Pass Fire Department quickly responded to assist with the rescue. One man was located on the edge of the gravel pit in need of medical attention. Emergency Medical Services were contacted, and the man was transported to a local hospital.

The second subject never resurfaced, and the Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) Dive Team was called to assist. The team recovered the body of a male subject from the gravel pit Saturday morning.

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