A bunch of Mexican firefighters rescued a Venezuelan migrant who was drowning after being caught within the robust currents of the Rio Grande. The rescue comes at a time when the Coahuila-Texas border area continues to expertise a excessive variety of migrant fatalities.
The rescue happened on Friday night close to one of many International Bridges connecting Piedras Negras with Eagle Pass. According to data supplied to Breitbart Texas by the Piedras Negras Civil Protection Department, rescue employees responded to a name a few man in misery within the water.
The man from Venezuela had tried to cross the Rio Grande, however robust currents within the space started to tug him downstream. Firefighters managed to achieve him and pulled him again to security on the Mexican aspect of the river.
The rescue comes as Piedras Negras continues to expertise a record-setting variety of migrants arriving every day in an try and cross into Texas. The excessive variety of migrants together with the harmful situations within the space has led to greater than 100 fatalities thus far this yr within the Coahuila-Texas area alone.
Earlier this week, authorities in Piedras Negras discovered the physique of a migrant who was beheaded after falling off a prepare sure for the Texas border, Breitbart Texas reported.
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“C.E. Herrera and “J.M. Martinez” from Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles Project contributed to this report.