“What we’re dealing with now is a senseless tragedy. The men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol have been doing everything in their power to prevent incidents like this. And yet, callous smugglers continue to imperil the lives of migrants for financial gain.” – Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz
We’ve said it before…and we’ll say it again…This death was 100% preventable!
A raft carrying 9 illegal aliens capsized in the Rio Grande last night causing the drowning death of a 10-month old baby.
A border patrol agent jumped into the river and saved a 6-year old and a woman but others were swept away in the river. Three people are still missing and Border Patrol Agents have been searching for them:
The CBP reports that U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass South Station detained a man for illegally entering the United States. Upon his apprehension, the man told agents he was part of a group that attempted to cross the Rio Grande River in a rubber raft that capsized, spilling all of its occupants into the cold and fast-flowing waters. The man also informed agents that his wife, two sons, 10 months old and 6 years old, and a nephew, seven, were among those who were swept away. An adult male and female child were also reportedly among the missing. This prompted an intensive search operation in the area by all available resources.
Shortly afterward, cries coming from the river alerted agents to the riverbank where two people, a woman and a child were in distress struggling to stay afloat. Disregarding his own personal safety, an agent jumped into the river and successfully rescued both individuals later identified as the wife and child of the man who made the initial report. The six-year-old boy was treated by Border Patrol Emergency Medical Personnel (EMTs) on site and rushed to a local hospital for advanced treatment.
This calls attention to reports of smugglers using things like blow-up baby pools to cross the Rio Grande. The safety of these illegals is the last thing on the minds of these smugglers. They make thousands and thousands from the illegals.
Our report on the baby pool used to cross is below:
COYOTES NOW GIVING ILLEGALS UBER SERVICE ACROSS THE RIO GRANDE IN CHILDS SWIMMING POOL…
You can’t make this stuff up.
We have graduated from trash bags, to pool toys and pretty soon we will buy a boat with a motor.
🤬COYOTES NOW GIVING ILLEGALS UBER SERVICE ACROSS THE RIO GRANDE IN CHILDS SWIMMING POOL…
Comment on Facebook… you can’t make this stuff up.. We have graduated from trash bags, to pool toys and pretty soon we will buy a boat with a motor..
— Cindyseestruth (@cs00582sc) May 2, 2019
The smugglers put illegals in rafts and take them across the Rio Grande all the time. It’s outrageous and hasn’t stopped.
OUR PREVIOUS REPORTS ON CROSSING THE BORDER VIA RAFT:
FOX REPORTER Stops Migrant Family Trying To Cross To The U.S…”Excuse me sir…” [Video]
Fox News reporter Griff Jenkins has been reporting from the border in McAllen, Texas for the past several days. He’s witnessed captures at the border and now has witnessed people trying to cross to the U.S. on a raft…He said he had been waiting for someone to try and enter illegally and that’s exactly what happened:
“We’ve been out here in the bushes waiting to witness one of these crossings.”
He then says he sees a family in a raft and then calls out to the man bringing the family across:
“Excuse me, sir, were you trying to cross into America illegally?”
The man turned the raft around a paddled back across…
“So what we’re witnessing now is clearly a family that was being brought over by that smuggler that was paddling in the raft. This is an attempt to illegally cross. And they’ve gone back over there. We seemed to have foiled this attempt. But officials tell us he’s probably going to look for another spot.”
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) October 23, 2018
This is a close-up view of just how open our border is and how smugglers make money off of bringing people over to the U.S. Insanity!
How open is our border with Mexico? The video below from last June shows just how open it REALLY is at the Rio Grande. The smugglers openly cross with illegals who hop out of the raft and flee. Please see the video from 2014 below this current video and you’ll know how deep the problem is…
"Look, there's a smuggler."@TomLlamasABC was embedded with a Customs and Border Protection agent when they discovered an alleged smuggler along the Mexico border in an inflatable raft on the Rio Grande. https://t.co/7PQ61gbnRP pic.twitter.com/rfG2HJFPiN
— ABC News (@ABC) June 25, 2018
A reporter was embedded with the border patrol when they saw the man in the inflatable raft and went after him.
WE REPORTED IN 2014 ON THE RIO GRANDE PATHWAY ACROSS THE BORDER – THE VIDEO WAS SHOCKING THEN AND IS SHOCKING NOW: THIS VIDEO IS A MUST-SEE VIDEO!
BACK TO 2018 AND IT’S STILL HAPPENING…
DAILY MAIL REPORTS:
‘Look, there’s a smuggler,’ Agent Rodriguez shouted as he caught sight of the group and ran through the woods towards the shore.
‘I cannot go in the river to apprehend him. As long as he goes back south, I’m all right.’
After the smuggler rowed away, then about half a dozen young immigrants, including an infant, were taken for questioning.
Elsewhere in McAllen, another smuggler escaped back across the border by driving quickly down a dirt road after abandoning his cargo.
THIS IS A HUGE BUSINESS FOR THESE MEN WHO MAKE THOUSANDS ON HUMAN SMUGGLING ACROSS OUR BORDER.
THINK OF HOW MANY THOUSANDS HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR YEARS…DECADES?