Migrant Mother of Three Saved from Drowning in Texas Border River

Eagle Pass Station Marine Unit (Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)
Bob Price/Breitbart Texas

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a Nicaraguan migrant mother of three from drowning in the Rio Grande. The woman became stranded while illegally crossing the border from Mexico into Texas.

Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens tweeted a report about marine unit agents rescuing a Nicaraguan migrant woman. The woman’s three children told the agents their mother was still in the river after they crossed.

Eagle Pass Station agents patrolling the border on February 16 observed a group of 20 migrants crossing the Rio Grande near Rosetta Orchards. During the initial interview, three Nicaraguan juveniles told the agents their mother was still in the freezing cold river.

The agents summoned a Border Patrol marine unit to find the missing woman. The agents found the woman grasping to the cane brush growing out of the river. The woman struggled to keep from being swept away by the swiftly moving current.

The woman told the agents her legs were numb from the frigid temperature of the Rio Grande.

The agents from the Eagle Pass South Station Marine Unit pulled the woman out of the river and transported her back to the riverbank where her three children waited. She did not require further medical attention.

The agents processed the group of 20 migrants under current guidelines from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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 and Facebook.


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