Toddler’s body, injured infant discovered in Rio Grande, reports say

The infant has been transported to an area hospital

A border Patrol boat navigates the Rio Grande river near Eagle Pass, Texas, Sunday May 22, 2022. Little has changed in what has quickly become one of the busiest corridors for illegal border crossings since a federal judge blocked pandemic-related limits on seeking asylum from ending Monday. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills) (Dario Lopez-Mills, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

EAGLE PASS – The body of a three-year-old was discovered in the Rio Grande Monday just moments after an infant was found and taken to a hospital in critical condition, the Eagle Pass News Leader reports.

The newspaper reported that around noon on Monday, United States Border Patrol discovered the body of a toddler in the Rio Grande near the International Bridge II.

CBP requested the assistance of the Eagle Pass Fire Department in retrieving the toddler’s body.

The retrieval came moments after officials found a 2-month-old infant nearby.

The infant was transported to an emergency room, where he remains in critical condition, according to EPFD Chief Melo.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

About the Author:

Victoria Lopez is a Digital Journalist at KSAT. Before joining the team in July 2022, she worked as a Digital Reporter at CBS 4 Rio Grande Valley and Local 23 News. Victoria graduated with a degree in Mass Communications — Public Relations from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.