WATCH: Border Patrol Rescues Migrant Girl Abandoned on Island in Rio Grande

A migrant mother is reunited with her five-year-old daughter after Border Patrol agents rescued her from an Island near Eagle Pass, Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)
Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a five-year-old girl after human smugglers abandoned her on an island in the Rio Grande. Video released by Border Patrol shows marine unit agents reuniting the girl with her mother.

Eagle Pass Station agents came upon a group of migrants who illegally crossed the border. While interviewing the migrants, one woman reported her daughter had been left behind on a river island.

The agents called upon the Eagle Pass Station Riverine Unit to begin a search. The unit quickly found the girl with nine more migrants.

The marine unit agents ferried the migrants to awaiting land-based Border Patrol agents. The video shows the reuniting of the little girl and her mother. Agents identified the mother and child as citizens of Venezuela.

“Human smugglers are cold and calculated, often separating families for their own convenience or to gain compliance,” Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Robert Danley said in a written statement. “Thankfully our agents acted quickly and were able to locate the young girl and reunite her with her mother without incident.”

“The subjects were not in medical distress and did not require medical attention,” sector officials stated. “All individuals were transported to the station for processing.”

The Del Rio Sector is currently the second-busiest of the nine southwest border sectors. In October, the first month of the new fiscal year, Del Rio Sector agents apprehended 28,111 migrants including 6,005 family units.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX, Parler @BobPrice, and Facebook.

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