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A migrant from Nicaragua drowned whereas making an attempt to cross the Rio Grande river on Sunday in the identical space the place Texas Nationwide Guard member Bishop Evans drowned final month.
“A 38 yr-old Nicaraguan man drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande River into Eagle Pass Texas,” Each day Put up correspondent Bryan Llenas reported on Twitter, accompanied by video of the scene. “Video show his friend holds onto a pillar. National Guard was there.”
The person was recognized as Nelson by Llenas, who spoke to a pal who accompanied Nelson as they tried to make their means throughout the Rio Grande.
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“You can see the man struggling to tread water. His friend is holding onto a cement pillar screaming for help. Eventually, though, the man on the right goes under and does not come back up. He drowns,” Llenas reported on Monday on Each day Put up’ “America’s Newsroom.”
The drowning was witnessed by dozens of individuals, together with Mexican and U.S. authorities. A Each day Put up drone was flying over the scene and captured the surviving man as he was holding onto the pillar.
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The surviving man was recognized himself as a 42-year-old from Nicaragua. Llenas spoke to him as he sat on the foot of a bridge in the midst of the river and urged him to not try to cross the river.
U.S. authorities alerted Mexican officers in regards to the stranded man. Mexican officers picked the person up through airboat and transported him again to Mexico.
Nelson’s physique was positioned by Mexican officers and brought to the Mexican facet of the river.
The incident lasted roughly two hours and about 50 yards from two U.S. Nationwide Guardsman. The Nationwide Guard was ordered to not participate in any water rescues within the Rio Grande after the demise of Nationwide Guard specialist Bishop Evans final month in the identical space, in line with Llenas.
Each day Put up reached out to the Texas Army Division and Gov. Greg Abbott’s workplace inquiring in regards to the order to not help with water rescues.
Evans, 22, disappeared on April 22 whereas making an attempt to rescue two migrants who “appeared to be drowning as they illegally crossed the river from Mexico to the United States,” in line with officers.