A 17-year-old Honduran national was rescued from drowning in the Rio Grande River by U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station marine unit.

On April 8, a detective from the Eagle Pass Police Department supporting Operation Stonegarden saw a young girl in distress struggling to stay afloat in the river and going underwater.

The detective notified Border Patrol marine agents who quickly responded in their airboat, located the girl, and pulled her out of the water and on to the boat. The girl was distraught from the ordeal but unharmed.

The juvenile was transported to Fort Duncan Medical Center for an evaluation, released, and reunited with her mother who crossed the river earlier without incident. Both were processed per CBP guidelines.

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