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Nine-year-old dies while attempting to cross into U.S.

Two out of the three migrants regained consciousness, who was a mother from Guatemala and her three-year-old child from Mexico.
U.S. Border Patrol
U.S. Border Patrol(KGNS)
Published: Mar. 26, 2021 at 10:10 AM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) -A nine-year-old trying to cross into the U.S. dies near Eagle Pass.

According to Border Patrol, on Mar. 20, agents with the Del Rio Sector’s Marine Unit were called out to assist three individuals stranded on an island on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande.

Agents found the group and immediately rendered aid.

Two of the three migrants regained consciousness -- a mother from Guatemala and her three-year-old child from Mexico.

However, the third individual was a nine-year-old from Mexico did not respond to life-saving efforts.

Agents transferred care to the Eagle Pass Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services.

The child remained unresponsive and was pronounced dead by medical professionals.

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