Texas Soldier Who Tried to Rescue Migrants still missing, presumed drowned

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Officials have released the identity of the Texas National Guard member who is feared to have drowned after jumping into the river along the U.S.-Mexico border to help two migrants.

Specialist Bishop E. Evans, 22, went missing in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Friday “following his selfless efforts to rescue two migrants who appeared to be drowning while crossing the river from Mexico into the U.S.,” the Texas Military Department (TMD) said in a statement Sunday.

Evans is a field artilleryman from Arlington assigned to A Battery, 4-133 Field Artillery Regiment in New Braunfels, the department said.

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