ROMA – Agents with the U.S. Border Patrol rescued a six-month-old baby on Wednesday, June 5 from drowning after a raft used by the mother and child began to deflate.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that the baby boy is a Salvadoran national that was traveling through the Rio Grande River near Roma.
The child, who was accompanied by his mother, had gone underwater as the raft they were utilizing began to quickly deflate, said CBP.
Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Patrol Station (RGC) agents reported that they were able to extract the baby from the water and after noticing he wasn’t breathing, they began to perform first aid on the child until he was able to breathe on his own.
CBP added that the 6-month-old and his mother were transported to the Mission Regional Hospital in Mission, Texas for treatment.
After the two individuals are medically cleared, both will be processed accordingly, stated CBP.