Border Patrol Marine Unit Rescues Migrants from Dangerous Currents

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EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station rescued 12 undocumented migrants in the late afternoon of April 13.

At approximately 3 p.m., Eagle Pass Station Marine Unit agents witnessed several individuals struggling while attempting to cross the Rio Grande River near the Camino Real International Bridge. The group was scattered after being swept off their feet by the swift current. Agents acted quickly and deployed flotation devices and rescue ropes. The boat unit made multiple trips to the boat ramp, ferrying the subjects to safety.

Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene to offer medical assistance, but all declined. The subjects were taken into custody and transported to the Eagle Pass Centralized Processing Center for further care and evaluations per CBP guidelines.

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