Mexican authorities found the bodies of two migrants late last week on the waters of the Rio Grande.
Since the start of the year, the Mexican border state of Coahuila confirmed 50 drownings of migrants as they deal with the crisis of hundreds of Central Americans arriving each day.
Authorities found the first body on Thursday in the rural community of Jimenez, between Acuna and Piedras Negras. The man was identified as 40-year-old David Vega Mejia from Honduras. Mexican authorities removed the body from the water and began procedures for dealing with migrant drownings.
The second case took place over the weekend near Ciudad Acuna where Mexican authorities found the heavily decomposed body of another man believed to be a migrant. Local firefighter commander Javier Alvarado Lumbreras was able to use a boat to recover the body, which he then turned over to the Coahuila Attorney General’s Office