LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo Sector Marine Unit rescued several individuals in three separate incidents that occurred in the Rio Grande, in Laredo, Texas.
On March 30-31, agents encountered three individuals attempting to cross the Rio Grande near the south area of the city. The individuals appeared to be struggling with the current. Agents quickly responded and deployed the floatation devices that brought them to safety.
All the individuals did not require medical assistance. The individuals were taken into custody by Border Patrol agents for processing. Record checks revealed that the subjects were in the country illegally from Mexico.
Follow @CBPSouthTexas for breaking news, current events, human interest stories and photos. Please visit www.cbp.gov to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to Customs and Border Protection.
Follow Laredo Sector on Twitter & Instagram at USBPChiefLRT and on Facebook at US Border Patrol Laredo Sector .
U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens are encouraged to report suspicious activity to the Laredo Sector Border Patrol while remaining anonymous at 1-800-343-1994.