Border Patrol agents on Tuesday rescued two small children abandoned along the Rio Grande River, including a 3-month-old in an infant carrier – the latest instance of child abandonment at the southern border.
In a statement, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said the 2-year-old girl and 3-month-old boy, both Honduran nationals, are siblings and were found abandoned along the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass.
They were found only as agents on the river noticed “an unusual color” on the bank, and discovered the two children.
They found a note identifying their ages and nationalities, and no individuals were encountered in a search of the area. The children were brought to safety and transported to a nearby station for processing. They did not require medical attention CBP said.