Investigating the Rio Grande Tragedy: Texas Military Department Addresses Claims on Migrant Drownings

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Get the facts straight on the Rio Grande migrant drownings. The Texas Military Department sets the record straight amid claims of Border Patrol involvement.

Unveiling the Truth: Texas Military Department’s Investigation into Rio Grande Drownings

In the aftermath of the tragic incident involving the drowning of migrants in the Rio Grande, the Texas Military Department (TMD) has undertaken a comprehensive review to shed light on the circumstances surrounding the event. Addressing recent claims and clarifying misconceptions, the TMD aims to provide an accurate account of the unfolding events.

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Disputing Claims of Border Patrol Involvement

Contrary to circulating reports, the TMD categorically denies allegations that Border Patrol was prevented from accessing the scene to rescue distressed migrants. A careful examination of the timeline reveals that by the time Border Patrol requested access, the drownings had already occurred, and Mexican Authorities were actively engaged in recovering the bodies.

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Communication Breakdown

TMD Soldiers were in direct communication with Border Patrol on the evening of January 12 when the request for access to Shelby Park was made. It was established that Border Patrol, upon seeking access, communicated that Mexican Authorities had successfully retrieved the bodies of two drowned migrants. This crucial detail adds context to the situation, dispelling claims of TMD hindering rescue efforts.

Border Patrol’s request for access centered on securing two additional migrants presumed to have accompanied the deceased, having crossed to the boat ramp. TMD responded promptly, apprehending two migrants. One individual was handed over to the Department of Public Safety (DPS), while the other, exhibiting initial hypothermic conditions, was transferred to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for immediate attention.

Even after the immediate response, TMD remained actively engaged in the area, utilizing lights, night vision goggles, and thermals to ensure the safety of the river and identify any additional migrants in distress. This commitment underscores the dedication of TMD to the ongoing border security efforts and preventing further tragedies in the Rio Grande.

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Conclusion: A Fact-Based Review

As the Texas Military Department concludes its thorough review, it emphasizes the importance of relying on accurate information to comprehend the complexities of the Rio Grande incident. The debunking of claims regarding Border Patrol involvement aims to provide clarity and prevent the spread of misinformation surrounding this tragic event.

In the spirit of transparency, TMD remains committed to fostering a deeper understanding of the challenges faced in border security operations. Stay tuned for updates as the investigation progresses and new insights emerge, ensuring that the facts prevail in the aftermath of this distressing incident.

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Press Release from the Texas Military Department

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