Border Patrol Rescues 2-Year-Old Girl and 3-Month Old Boy Abandoned in the Rio Grande River

By CNSNews.com Staff | September 15, 2021 | 5:31pm EDT
(Screen capture of photo published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.)
(Screen capture of photo published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.)

(CNSNews.com) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection put out a press release on Tuesday revealing that on that day Border Patrol agents had “encountered two children abandoned in the Rio Grande River near Eagle Pass.”

“At approximately noon, Border Patrol Riverine agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station were performing boat operations when they noticed an unusual color on the riverbank,” said the release.

“As agents investigated the item, they discovered two small children abandoned,” it said. “Agents quickly responded and safely retrieved both children.

“A note under the infant safety carrier revealed the 2-year-old girl and 3-month-old boy, both nationals of Honduras, were siblings,” said the release. “A thorough search of the area was conducted and no additional individuals were encountered.

“The children did not require medical attention and were transported to the Uvalde Station for processing,” it said.

Here is the full text of the release published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection:

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Two Small Children Abandoned in the Rio Grande

Release Date: 

September 14, 2021

EAGLE PASS, TexasU.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station encountered two children abandoned in the Rio Grande River near Eagle Pass, Sept. 14.

At approximately noon, Border Patrol Riverine agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station were performing boat operations when they noticed an unusual color on the riverbank. As agents investigated the item, they discovered two small children abandoned. Agents quickly responded and safely retrieved both children.

A note under the infant safety carrier revealed the 2-year-old girl and 3-month-old boy, both nationals of Honduras, were siblings. A thorough search of the area was conducted and no additional individuals were encountered.

The children did not require medical attention and were transported to the Uvalde Station for processing.

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