9-year-old Mexican girl drowns crossing Rio Grande into US | Fox News

 

A 9-year-old Mexican girl drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas this week with her family, according to federal officials.

It was the third Mexican migrant drowning at the border in less than two weeks. Last week, two migrants perished near the Texas border town of Laredo.

The girl had been crossing into the country at Eagle Pass on Saturday with her mother and 3-year-old brother when all three began struggling in the water, a Customs and Border Protection spokesman told The Post on Friday.

“All three migrants were unconscious and had washed ashore onto an island in the river when bystanders flagged down nearby Border Patrol agents,” said the spokesman, Dennis Smith.

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