Texas DPS, Border Patrol Officers Save Infant Thrown into Rio Grande by Smugglers

While crossing the river, the 6-month-old baby was thrown out of the raft by the smugglers, Texas DPS said on Facebook.

Texas DPS and Border Patrol officers rescued a baby girl from the Rio Grande after she was thrown into the river by smugglers. (Photo: Texas DPS/Facebook)Texas DPS and Border Patrol officers rescued a baby girl from the Rio Grande after she was thrown into the river by smugglers. (Photo: Texas DPS/Facebook)

On March 16, the Texas Department of Public Safety’s South Texas Special Operations Group helped U.S. Border Patrol rescue a 6-month old girl from the Rio Grande River.

Texas DPS Lt. Christopher Olivarez told KVEO The mother paid smugglers $3,500 to cross the Rio Grande River into the U.S. The mom was assaulted by the smugglers in Mexico, which resulted in a broken leg, according to Olivarez.

The family of two crossed the river in rafts along with 67 adults and 150 children in Roma, reports ValleyCentral.com.

While crossing the river, the 6-month-old baby was thrown out of the raft by the smugglers, Texas DPS said on Facebook.

The mother and child are now safe in Border Patrol custody.

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