Border Patrol agents saved a dozen illegal aliens from the Rio Grande in South Texas this week, according to authorities.
The dangerous incident unfolded on Wednesday afternoon near Eagle Pass, TX.
Del Rio Sector agents sprang into action when a group of migrants found themselves in peril during an illegal crossing of the frontier river.
“At approximately 3 p.m., Eagle Pass Station Marine Unit agents witnessed several individuals struggling while attempting to cross the Rio Grande River near the Camino Real International Bridge,” Customs and Border Protection explained in a statement.
“The group was scattered after being swept off their feet by the swift current. Agents acted quickly and deployed flotation devices and rescue ropes. The boat unit made multiple trips to the boat ramp, ferrying the subjects to safety.”
All 12 foreign nationals reportedly declined medical assistance at the scene.
They were taken to Eagle Pass Centralized Processing Center for further evaluation.
“Over the past few days, Eagle Pass agents have responded to multiple subjects in distress attempting to cross the Rio Grande River,” Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens wrote on social media on Wednesday. “In one instance, 12 people were saved after being pulled from the river!”
The river rescue comes days after the bodies of five migrants were removed from the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass.
Last week, Town Hall writer Julio Rosas shared footage of migrants being swept away in the Rio Grande while attempting to illegally cross into Texas.
More than 153,200 encounters were officially recorded during the first five months of Fiscal Year 2022 in Del Rio Sector — a staggering 215% increase over the same period last year.
Chaos unfolds constantly along the Texas-Mexico border, as Infowars regularly reports.
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