A Texas National Guard soldier is “missing” after trying to rescue illegals in water at the southern border, Fox News reports.
A soldier assigned to Operation Lone Star “has gone missing along a river during a mission-related incident,” the Texas Military Department said in a statement.
Dive teams are searching the water since the service member was not seen resurfacing, sources told Fox.
Law enforcement officials initially told the outlet that the service member drowned, but it was, in fact, an illegal immigrant’s body that was recovered.
The incident happened in the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, a border town 143 miles southwest of San Antonio, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Friday.
BREAKING: Multiple sources tell me a Texas National Guard soldier has just drowned in the Rio Grande here in Eagle Pass while trying to save migrants in the water. Texas DPS confirms, and tells me a body has been recovered. I’m told a statement will be coming out soon. @FoxNews— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) April 22, 2022
This is a developing story.