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American News May 8, 2022 5:56 PM EST

Body of missing child found after being swept away while crossing Rio Grande river

An Angolan family composed of the mother, father and the two now-missing 7- and 9-years-old boys attempted the river crossing on Monday.

Body of missing child found after being swept away while crossing Rio Grande river
James Anthony Montreal QC

The body of one of two children swept away by the current while trying to cross the Rio Grande was found by Mexican authorities on Thursday.

An Angolan family composed of the mother, father and the two now-missing 7- and 9-years-old boys attempted the river crossing on Monday. The mother and father made it to the shore on the Texas side, and immediately informed Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents of what had happened to their children.

Since then, authorities in both countries have been searching for the two lost children. The one body was found on Thursday, after Mexican agents matched a body they had found on their shores to the description of the missing child.

At the time, Mexican authorities also came across the body of another adult male, most likely deposited in the same place by the same current, which has been particularly strong lately.

The search continues for the other child.

The mother and father are currently in CBP custody and are being processed according to existing immigration law, although a final verdict on what is to be done with them has not been made as of the time of this writing.

A Texas National Guardsman also recently died in the Rio Grande in late April, after trying to help people trying to swim across.

22-year-old Specialist Bishop E. Evans was swept away by the river after he attempted to save a pair of migrants that appeared to be drowning in the river. It was later revealed that those two migrants were involved in drug smuggling.

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