Border Patrol agents were commended by Mark Morgan, the acting commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection, for their rescue of 28 people from the Rio Grande on August 15.
Border Patrol agents based at the Eagle Pass South Station marine unit came upon 28 Honduran nationals, including 14 children, as they attempted to cross the Rio Grande near the Eagle Pass golf course.
Officers reported that the group had been abandoned by traffickers and were left in a precarious situation.
Agents rescued most of them initially, but some were swept away by strong currents. The border agents then scrambled a second vessel to complete the rescue.
According to officials, the group was evaluated by its personnel and then processed under its guidelines. Credit: US Customs and Border Protection via Storyful