Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents saved the lives of 18 migrants who nearly drowned while crossing the Rio Grande. The rescues took place in two locations along the Texas border.
McAllen Station Border Patrol agents patrolling the Rio Grande near Mission, Texas, on the afternoon of June 13 observed a group of migrants crossing from Mexico, according to information provided by Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol officials. The agents observed the raft deflating during the crossing.
The agents assisted the migrants in making their way safely to the U.S. side of the Rio Grande. After taking 10 migrants into custody, the agents identified them as citizens of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico, officials stated.
Earlier that afternoon, McAllen Station
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