Border Patrol agents conduct a Del Rio Sector Mobile Field Force Combined Exercise in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Nov. 16, 2018. (CBP photo)

CBP Rescues Five Hondurans Clinging to Bridge

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.”

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Multimedia journalist James Cullum has reported for over a decade to newspapers, magazines and websites in the D.C. metro area. He excels at finding order in chaotic environments, from slave liberations in South Sudan to the halls of the power in Washington, D.C.

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