Border Patrol Agents Discover Deceased Subject In The Rio Grande

Local News

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. 

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Stay Connected


About Border Report

The mission of is to provide real-time delivery of the untold local stories about people living, working and migrating along the U.S. border with Mexico. The information is gathered by experienced and trusted Nexstar Media Group journalists hired specifically to cover the border.

Trending Stories

Hurricane Tracker Center

Inside RGV Politics

More Inside RGV Politics