Texas Border Business
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Coast Guard assets providing support to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection rescued several subjects from the current of the Rio Grande.
On Sunday, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) boat crews patrolling along the Rio Grande observed a raft loaded with people struggling to traverse the river south of Penitas, Texas. As the coast guardsmen reported the illegal crossing to Border Patrol agents, they observed multiple subjects jump off the raft and into the river. The boat crews immediately reacted and rescued the 12 subjects from the river’s current. The USCG turned over the subjects to Border Patrol agents who identified the group as illegal aliens comprised of family units from the countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Cuba.
Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technicians evaluated the group and requested proper transportation for the group to the processing center.