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Video captures Border Patrol rescue of two migrant children in Rio Grande

April 20, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Two Honduran children found clinging to an island surrounded by a powerful current in the Rio Grande were rescued by Border Patrol agents last week and taken into custody, the region's top border official said, the latest example of the dangers migrants face as a growing number desperately attempt to reach the US.

(CNN)Two Honduran children found clinging to an island surrounded by a powerful current in the Rio Grande were rescued by Border Patrol agents last week and taken into custody, the region's top border official said, the latest example of the dangers migrants face as a growing number desperately attempt to reach the US.

The children, ages seven and 13, were discovered by Border Patrol agents patrolling the river on Thursday, according to US Border Patrol Del Rio Chief Patrol Agent Austin Skero.

Apprehensions of unaccompanied children in the Del Rio sector are up 230% this fiscal year, said Skero.

There are "more people than we've ever experienced," arriving at the border, Skero said, which is prompting more incidents and rescues.

And in January, Border Patrol agents responded to a report of two subjects who had "been swept away by the swift water," Skero said.

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