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Photos capture near-drowning of migrants on US-Mexico border

AP  |  Eagle Pass (US) 

New photos capture the dramatic rescue of a 7-year-old boy from who nearly drowned in the river separating the U.S. and until Border Patrol agents rescued him.

reported Wednesday on the rescue of four adults and five children who tried to cross the in inflatable children's pools near Eagle Pass, The pools capsized. Agents pulled the group out of the water Friday and eventually took them into custody.

The river is especially strong between Eagle Pass, Texas, and Piedras Negras, An adult and three children were recently swept away trying to cross the river nearby; all four are presumed dead.

made 99,000 apprehensions on the southern border just in April. Most were adults and children from expected to seek asylum .

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 00:35 IST
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