Agents Rescue Helpless Toddlers Abandoned in the Rio Grande


EAGLE PASS –  U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station rescued two children abandoned in the Rio Grande River near Eagle Pass Tuesday.

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 very small children abandoned at the waters edge. Agents quickly responded and safely retrieved both children.

See the photo below: 

Children abandoned in the Rio Grande (Contributed/CBP)

Children abandoned in the Rio Grande (Contributed/CBP)

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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