Bodies of Two Drowned Migrants Found in Rio Grande

Breitbart | 10/1/2018 | Staff
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Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents found the bodies of two migrants floating in the Rio Grande border river that separates Texas and Mexico. The agents found the bodies within a few hours and less than a mile apart on June 7.

Riverine agents from the Eagle Pass Station came across the first body while patrolling the river near Eagle Pass Bridge Number 1, according to information obtained from Del Rio Sector Border Patrol officials. The agents contacted the Eagle Pass Fire Department and local law enforcement officials to recover the body and process the remains.

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Riverine agents patrolling less than one-half mile away found the second body floating in the river about three hours later. The Eagle Pass Fired Department also carried out the recovery effort for the second deceased migrant.

“The recovery of the deceased is a grim task that Border Patrol agents too often carry out,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “Attempting to cross the Rio Grande is dangerous even under the best of conditions and many times it ends in tragedy.”

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Del Rio Sector officials said these two deceased migrants brings the sector’s death toll to 17 for this fiscal year. The fiscal year began on October...
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