Migrants rescued from Rio Grande current in South Texas


EDINBURG, Texas (Border Report) — The U.S. Coast Guard helped U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers rescue several migrants from the current of the Rio Grande in South Texas recently, a press release from CBP said.

On Sunday, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) boat crews patrolling along the Rio Grande saw a raft loaded with people struggling to traverse the river south of Penitas, Texas. As the guardsmen were reporting the incident to Border Patrol agents, “they observed multiple subjects jump off the raft and into the river. The boat crews immediately reacted and rescued the 12 subjects from the river’s current,” the press release said.

A group of migrants who were rescued from the Rio Grande on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, by US Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection officials are shown. (CBP Photo).

The rescued migrants included minors and families from El Salvador, Honduras and Cuba who were medically evaluated and then transported to a processing center.

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