Heartbreaking video captured by a US Border Patrol officer shows a frightened little boy, tears streaming from his eyes, pleading for help, apparently abandoned after crossing the Rio Grande river in Texas.
The boy carefully approached a car whose driver was an off-duty Border Patrol officer on his way home to ask for help, according to a report.
“I came with a group, they dumped me and I don’t know where they are,” the boy said as he choked back sobs, video posted on Univision’s website shows. “They can rob me, kidnap me. I am afraid.”
The off-duty agent took the child, who appears to be between 10 and 12 years old and is first seen walking down a dirt road, to a Border Patrol station.
He had spent the night in an area of the desert where rattlesnakes and wild animals are plentiful.
A Border Patrol agent encountered a young migrant child who said he was abandoned in southern Texas.Twitter