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Rio Grande Valley Bee Attack Separates Migrant Family

A female migrant was stung multiple times and required medical assistance; she advised agents that she was separated from her 2-year-old daughter during the attack.

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents rescued a group of migrants from a swarm of bees near Penitas, Texas. A Honduran mother, who was part of the group attacked by swarming bees, advised agents she was separated from her two-year-old daughter, moments before being air lifted to a hospital for treatment.

On the night of Sept. 15, McAllen Border Patrol Station agents conducting riverine boat operations encountered a group of migrants that had just been attacked by a swarm of bees after crossing the Rio Grande near Penitas. A female migrant was stung multiple times and required medical assistance. A medical helicopter was requested to transport her to the hospital.

Agents relocated her and the group to where the helicopter was standing by. Moments before departing, she advised agents that she was separated from her two-year-old daughter during the attack. Agents acted on the information ensuing a search. A short time later, the daughter was encountered in good health within another group of migrants. In total, four of the 12 migrants were transported to medical facilities, all expected to make a full recovery

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