27 migrants rescued from locked car on freight train in Eagle Pass including young boy, unconscious man

At least one person required medical care

EAGLE PASS, Texas – Twenty-seven migrants were rescued from a freight train in Eagle Pass, including a young boy and a man who was unconscious and needed immediate medical care, according to the chief patrol agent in Del Rio.

According to Twitter posts from the account of the U.S. Border Patrol’s Del Rio Sector, Eagle Pass agents were called for assistance from Railroad Police about several people locked inside a freight car of a train.

Agents found 11 migrants inside the auto hauler, including the man who was unconscious.

Agents continued to search the train and found 16 more migrants hiding onboard, including men, women and a 7-year old boy.

The Twitter post included a video of agents bringing an unconscious man down a ladder.

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