Report: National Guardsman Dies Trying to Save Illegal Aliens In the Rio Grande

Brittany M. Hughes | April 22, 2022
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A National Guardsman reportedly died Friday while trying to save illegal aliens from drowning in the Rio Grande.

According to Fox News' LA-based national correspondent Bill Melugin, the Texas Department of Public Safety has confirmed the report, and says that they have recovered a body. 

"Multiple sources tell me a Texas National Guard soldier has just drowned in the Rio Grande here in Eagle Pass while trying to save migrants in the water. Texas DPS confirms, and tells me a body has been recovered. I’m told a statement will be coming out soon," Melugin reported shortly after noon on Friday.

Eagle Pass is a border town in Maverick County, Texas.

More than 220,000 illegal aliens crossed the Southwest U.S. border last month, with more than 2 million crossing in 2021 - a crisis that's only expected to escalate when the Biden administration makes good on it vow to end Title 42 - a Trump-era policy allowing the immediate deportation of many migrants back to Mexico or their home countries - on May 23. 

We'll update this story as more details become available.


(Cover Photo: Shealah Craighead)

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