translated from Spanish: 8-year-old boy drowns while trying to cross the Rio Bravo

Coahuila.- The body of a drowned child on the Rio Bravo was recovered by agents of the National Migration Institute, in the border municipality of Piedras Negras, Coahuila. According to the information provided through a statement by the INM, he is an 8-year-old boy of Honduran nationality, who died of drowning when he was swept away by the strong stream of the Rio Bravo
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«The child remained – in the company of several adults – on a small island located between the borders of Mexico and the United States, but did not endure the pounding of water, which enveloped and kept him submerged for several meters.» Read more: Venezuelan woman dies on the Rio Bravo, wanting to cross into the US. U.S.»It was necessary to use an INM A-3 aerobote, under the Ministry of the Governorate, to locate the infant’s body, which was given cpR resuscitation in the absence of vital signs; Fire Brigade personnel waiting on the shore continued the maneuvers, but without success.»

«The Attorney General’s Office of the State of Coahuila de Zaragoza was given notice to attest to the facts and to proceed with the lifting of the body.» Hours later, derived from the management of Mexican authorities with The United States, the parents and sister of the child were returned to the Piedras Negras border bridge for the recognition of the body, who had managed to cross into the United States, but were arrested by the Border Patrol as they left the Bravo River.» The representation of the Consulate of Honduras in Coahuila helped the family to be housed in the city while the driving procedures are carried out that allow the return of the child’s body to its place of origin.» The INM maintains a commitment to safeguarding and respecting the rights of persons in the context of mobility, without undermining their immigration status, nationality or situation, political, economic or religious, with greater attention to vulnerable groups». Read more: Woman tries to cross us down the Bravo River, her children drownedPosteriormente the National Migration Institute reported that a pregnant woman, a 5-year-old girl and an adult man, were also rescued from the Rio Bravo.

In the same area, they rescued an 8-month-old woman, a 5-year-old girl and an adult man, who were on an islet on the Bravo River, by attempting to illegally cross #EEUU
⚠️’t expose yourself! ⚠️ pic.twitter.com/Brj1xtKYaz — INM (@INAMI_mx)
February 18, 2021

Mother says goodbye to her daughter’s body at her funeral and moves thousands of TikTok users





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