Heroic moment US Border Patrol agent rescues Haitian migrant

Heroic moment US Border Patrol agent rescues Haitian migrant

A heroic moment A US Border Patrol agent rescues a migrant and performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation after a family of three nearly drowned while crossing a river while trying to smuggle into the US.

  • US Border Patrol agents in Texas rescued a Haitian family from drowning in the Rio Grande on Saturday morning.
  • The 33-year-old man, his 34-year-old wife and 5-year-old daughter were nearly swept away by the current as they tried to cross the river.
  • The camera caught one of the border guards, who gave the man artificial respiration
  • The family was rushed to a local medical facility near Eagle Pass and released the same day.
  • They were processed by the CBP for illegal entry across the border, but it is unknown if they were released or remain in custody.

It’s a heroic moment when a unit of US Border Patrol agents saved a 33-year-old Haitian migrant from drowning while trying to cross the border from Mexico.

A frenetic rescue operation took place in Eagle Pass, Texas, on the banks of the Rio Grande on Saturday morning after a couple and their five-year-old daughter were nearly swept away by the current.

Migrants were walking along a waterway when the ground they were standing on gave way and plunged them into the Rio Grande, US Customs and Border Protection said in a statement.

A still from a cell phone video from Mexico captured the moment a U.S. Border Patrol performs CPR on a 34-year-old Haitian man after he was pulled from the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, Texas on Saturday after how he almost drowned with his wife and daughter when they tried to cross to the United States

A still from a cell phone video from Mexico captured the moment a U.S. Border Patrol performs CPR on a 34-year-old Haitian man after he was pulled from the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, Texas on Saturday after how he almost drowned with his wife and daughter when they tried to cross to the United States

A US Border Patrol agent rescues a drowning Haitian migrant at the US-Mexico border in Eagle Pass, Texas on Saturday.

A US Border Patrol agent rescues a drowning Haitian migrant at the US-Mexico border in Eagle Pass, Texas on Saturday.

One of the agents assigned to Eagle Pass Station of the US Border Patrol’s Del Rio Sector jumped into the Rio Grande while another threw a life bag in an attempt to drag the family to shore.

The border guard who went into the river was able to carry the 34-year-old mother and girl to the shore, and then, risking his life, returned to the water to save the woman’s husband, who had gone under water before the agent. finally managed to get to it.

Agents brought the man to shore, where they filmed CPR to save his life.

An ambulance crew took the Haitian couple and their child to a nearby hospital for more medical attention.

US Border Patrol agents assist a Haitian family after they nearly drowned in the Rio Grande.

US Border Patrol agents assist a Haitian family after they nearly drowned in the Rio Grande.

The US Customs and Border Protection said the migrants first threw the mother and daughter's life bag before one of the border guards jumped into the river and helped them to the shore.

The US Customs and Border Protection said the migrants first threw the mother and daughter’s life bag before one of the border guards jumped into the river and helped them to the shore.

CBP said a family of three Haitian migrants was taken to a hospital near Eagle Pass, Texas and received additional medical attention.  They were issued and processed.  But CBP did not say whether they are migrants in detention or released.

CBP said a family of three Haitian migrants was taken to a hospital near Eagle Pass, Texas and received additional medical attention. They were issued and processed. But CBP did not say whether they are migrants in detention or released.

The migrants were eventually released from the medical facility within a day and processed in accordance with US immigration regulations.

CBP did not say if the family was released or if they remained in custody.

has reached out to CBP for comment.

CBP’s latest monthly report for the southwest border region showed that in December 2021, the number of encounters with Haitian migrants stopped for illegally crossing the border increased by 700% compared to November.

US Border Patrol agents reported 910 interceptions of Haitian citizens at the border in October 2021, at the beginning of fiscal year 2022. The number of meetings rose slightly to 1,022 in November, and at the end of the calendar year there were 7,075.

The agency reported 47,255 interceptions of Haitian migrants for fiscal year 2021, with the highest number in September, when agents recorded 17,638 encounters, largely due to the huge caravan of migrants who traveled from southern Mexico to the U.S. border seeking asylum. .

The total number of migrant encounters in the southwest border area is 518,360 in fiscal year 2022, up from the previous 12-month period of 1,734,686 interceptions.

CBP's latest monthly report for the southwest border region showed that in December 2021, the number of encounters with Haitian migrants stopped for illegally crossing the border increased by 700% compared to November.

CBP’s latest monthly report for the southwest border region showed that in December 2021, the number of encounters with Haitian migrants stopped for illegally crossing the border increased by 700% compared to November.

In the first three months of fiscal year 2022, 518,360 migrant encounters were recorded at the southwestern border, following 1,734,686 intercepts recorded in the previous 12-month period.

In the first three months of fiscal year 2022, 518,360 migrant encounters were recorded at the southwestern border, following 1,734,686 intercepts recorded in the previous 12-month period.

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