Border patrol: 9 Migrants Die Crossing Swift Texas River
Officials on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are searching for more victims after at least nine migrants died while attempting a hazardous crossing of the rain-swollen Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, Texas.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement Saturday that it responded Thursday to a report of a large number of people crossing the Mexican border.
The National Weather Service says water levels in the river jumped more than 2 feet in a single day and it was flowing five times faster than usual.
CBP says U.S. officials recovered six bodies, while Mexican teams recovered three more.
It says U.S. crews rescued 37 migrants from the river and detained 16 more, while Mexican officials took 39 migrants into custody.