SAN ANTONIO -

U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued a Central American mother and her baby from the Rio Grande River.

Agents assigned to the Eagle Pass North station heard cries for help coming from the river Tuesday night.

Agents searched the area and found the woman and her 8-month-old child stuck in the water.

They were pulled to safety and taken to a Border Patrol station where agents initiated the process for them to return to Honduras.

Agents did not say how the woman ended up by the river.