At least eight people we found dead in Rio Grande while attempting a dangerous crossing in Texas, officials said on Friday.
The discovery was made U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Mexican officials on Thursday, answering a large number of people trying to migrate across the river not far from city of Eagle Pass.
US officials recovered six bodies, and Mexican teams According to the CBP statement, two others have been located.
The agency said American crews rescued 37 people. people from the river and detained another 16 people, while the Mexican took 39 people into custody. Officials on both sides of border keep looking for Any possible injured, according to CBP.
days of shower in Big Bend region led in fast currents in Rio Grande.
The Del Rio Border Patrol sector, which includes Eagle Pass, was especially dangerous because river currents can be deceptive. fast and change quickly. area draws people out of dozens of countriesmany of their families with young children. Crossing the river can be tricky even for strong swimmers.
AT news release last month, CBP said it found more over 200 bodies in Del Rio sector from October to July. The Del Rio sector extends 245 miles (395 km) along the Rio Grande.
Polls of the International Organization of the United Nations for Migration and other factors point to rising deaths as a number of the number of crossing attempts has increased. in last Over three decades, thousands of people have died trying to enter the United States from Mexico, often from dehydration or drowning.