Border Patrol agents discovered a deceased individual on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande near Penitas, Texas. On August 21, 2018, agents observed a subject struggling to stay afloat in the middle of the river. McAllen riverine agents responded to the area within minutes but were unable to locate the subject. The Penitas Fire Department also responded to the area to assist.
It is believed that the deceased subject discovered is the same individual agents attempted to rescue days earlier based on the clothing description. Agents notified Mexican officials who will dispatch their local first responders to extract the decedent.