Tag: Rio Grande

Donna Drowning Victim identified

Donna (KFXV) — The identity of the man found decomposing under the Donna international bridge last week has been revealed. This makes him the 10th known person to die while crossing into the US since the beginning of the year. Just seven days after finding a deceased body next to the Rio Grande. Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department identified Jorge Armando Garcia. “June 29th at 10:12a.m. we responded to the Donna Port of Entry where we responded to a male body found in the river.” Drownings in the rio grande are a common occurrence with undocumented immigrants crossing into the...

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Smugglers Splashdown and Escape

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — Desperate smugglers splashdown to evade agents. border patrol agents saw a pickup truck loaded with what appeared to be bundles driving through a local golf course. As the agents responded, the driver turned around and drove his vehicle into the Rio Grande. The driver and another subject were able to swim back across the river to Mexico. Agents then recovered 37 bundles of narcotics that tested positive for marijuana and had a weight of more than 800 pounds valued at over...

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Border Patrol Agents Rescue Drowning Men

Roma (KFXV) – Border patrol agents near Roma rescue two men struggling to stay afloat as they swim with their families in the Rio Grande. According to the agency, yesterday a group of people on the Mexican side of the riverbank called out for help as two men swimming in the river were drowning. Upon arrival agents were able to rescue the men and transport them back to their families where they were greeted with Applause and many thank yous. The incident occurred near a planned border safety initiative event taking place tomorrow at noon that will focus on...

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Assault against border patrol agents on the rise; 179% increase since October

Along the US-Mexico border border patrol agents report assaults on agents have increased dramatically this year. Assault against border patrol agents are on the rise with a 179% increase since October. Risks On the Border increase with heavy human and drug trafficking assaults are now more than ever complicating the jobs of agents attacks including the use of weapons in close quarter combat. “The last couple of weeks we’ve had incidents of rock throwing and of course we’ve had agents with been fired upon from the Mexican side.” – Marlen Castro Those most likely to be targeted are usually...

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‘I Had to Get Caught Sometime’; Human Trafficker Busted

McAllen (KFXV) — “You got me.” “I had to get caught sometime.” that’s what one blurted out to Border Patrol agents arrested him for human trafficking. According to authorities, on Tuesday of last week, agents conducted a traffic stop after surveillance cameras caught several subjects crossing the Rio Grande in a raft into the United States, and jump into a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Diego Armando Perez and American citizen, had six undocumented people in the backseat of his pick-up truck “stacked on top of each other.” all of the occupants of the vehicle were...

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