DEAD BODY OF IMMIGRANT FOUND BY BORDER PATROL AGENTS NEAR RIO GRANDE RIVER
On April 25, Border Patrol agents, conducting marine operations, encountered a deceased person approximately a mile upriver of the Eagle Pass Port of Entry on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande River. The body was recovered from the river by the Eagle Pass Fire Department and Border Patrol Marine agents, and was turned over to the custody of a Maverick County Justice of the Peace.
Since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2019, there have been five water-related deaths encountered by Del Rio Sector agents.
The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.