According to new reports, yet another tragic loss at the US-Mexico border has occurred involving would-be migrants attempting to enter the country, resulting in a missing 2-year-old girl who disappeared as her mother attempted to cross the Rio Grande river.
The incident occurred late Monday night, prompting US and Mexican search and rescue teams to scramble in an attempt to find the girl.
As of Wednesday, there have been no updates in this horrible case, which further highlights the need for increased border security.
From The Daily Caller:
2-year-old Brazilian girl went missing after being separated from her mother while crossing the Rio Grande river, according to U.S. Border Patrol.
The girl was separated from her mother, a Haitian national, on their way across a section of the Rio Grande outside of Del Rio, Texas, late Monday, the girl’s mother told Border Patrol, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Agents from the Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) unit and Mexican authorities searched for the girl through Monday night and into Tuesday, Border Patrol said. BORSTAR is an elite Border Patrol unit, tasked with saving migrants stranded in the harsh terrain along the border.
“Any time a child is lost it is a tragic event,” Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz of the Del Rio sector said.
“I cannot imagine the anguish the parents of this young girl must be feeling and I hope our search efforts pay off with a positive outcome,” he continued.
One-year-old Angie Valeria and her father, Óscar Alberto Martínez, were found dead in June in the Rio Grande near Matamoros, Mexico.
Del Rio sector Customs and Border Protection told the Daily Caller News Foundation that as of Wednesday morning, there was no updated information on the search.