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Border Patrol agents rescue abandoned 3-year-old girl in Texas

A three-year-old girl and her mother are reunited after they separated in Texas. AMERICAN Border Patrol, says the two were separated after being smuggled across the border.

(U. S. Customs and Border Protection)

A three-year-old girl who was allegedly abandoned when she was smuggled into the U.S., was rescued Monday by the Border Patrol agents and the National Guard, which searched the area looking for her.

Agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector of the southern border to respond to reports that illegal immigrants could possibly be hiding under a bridge, according to a press release from the U. S. Customs and Border Protection.

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As soon as agents responded to the scene, a woman told them she was smuggled into the U.S., and her daughter — who was supposed to be about the limit of the following was lacking.

Officials said the mother saw the smuggler and her daughter are “both driven by the [Rio Grande river] as they lost sight,’ and could not say whether the two back to Mexico or if her daughter had drifted away by themselves.

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Riverine units of the Harlingen Border Patrol Station and a helicopter from the National Guard were sent to search for the child, who ultimately is “a walk on the river road.”

The girl, according to the Border Patrol, was found unharmed and was reunited with her mother.

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