U.S. Border Patrol agents conducting maritime operations rescued a family of five Honduran nationals clinging to the International Bridge along the Rio Grande River near Eagle Pass, Texas, on Nov. 15. The family included young children, and all were rescued without injury and transported to the Eagle Pass South Border Patrol Station for processing.
“Every year multiple lives are lost to the inherent hazards of trying to cross illegally into the United States,” Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Mathew J. Hudak said in a statement. “In Texas, one of the biggest perils that migrants can face is an unforgiving Rio Grande River. Fortunately for this family, the diligence and quick thinking of the Eagle Pass Marine Unit saved five more lives from certain tragedy.”
RESCUED—#USBP agents rescued a family of 5 after they were found clinging to the stone pillars of the Int'l Bridge. The Agents immediately navigated their service vessel to the family and assisted them from the swift water into their airboats. READ: https://t.co/PNhRWZJ6zu pic.twitter.com/axwXoQ3tWS
— CBP (@CBP) November 21, 2018