Migrant Delivers Baby in Frigid Weather on Banks of Border River in Texas

Migrant Delivers Baby in Frigid Weather on Banks of Border River in Texas


Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a migrant woman who had just delivered a baby in subfreezing conditions near the Texas border with Mexico.

McAllen Station Border Patrol agents received information about a Honduran woman who reportedly delivered her baby shortly after crossing the Rio Grande River near Mission, Texas, Friday evening. The delivery occurred during subfreezing conditions as temperatures in the normally tropical climate fell to 30 degrees.

Agents searched and found the woman and confirmed she had given birth. An EMT-trained agent provided medical assistance to the woman and the newborn child. The agents wrapped the mother and child in Mylar blankets and kept them warm in a Border Patrol vehicle until an ambulance arrived.

The EMS crew arrived and transported them to a nearby hospital for evaluation and treatment, officials stated.

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