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Five bodies of drowned immigrants were recovered this weekend from canals that run parallel to the US-Mexico border in the El Paso area of Texas, despite the warnings given to migrants about the dangers of drowning in these currentswhich are deeper than they seem.
The recovered bodies are added to another five that were found last weekend, so At least 10 immigrants have already drowned in the last two weeks in this dangerous area of the Rio Grande.
In the early hours of Sunday, the El Paso Fire Department responded to the emergency call from the Office of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the Paisano and Executive area, where they found two bodies.
Later this Sunday, firefighters responded to another call for a possible body in the canals where another person was found dead.
Meanwhile, El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies recovered the body of a man from a canal in San Elizario at noon Sunday.
On Saturday morning, rescuers found the body of a woman in her 20s in another canal near a water treatment plant on Southside Road, according to Border Report.
Border Patrol in the El Paso sector had made a recent warning about the dangers of crossing border channels.
In a statement they warned that “the canals are deeper than they appear and often have significant water current at this time of year, as water is released from upstream reservoirs for irrigation purposes.”
The public was also encouraged to send messages to people on both sides of the border. to avoid entering the channels for any reason. “The risk is not worth it,” she maintained.
Last week, Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas) sector, They saved 18 migrants who tried to cross the Rio Grande border from drowning.
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