UPDATE: A 5-year-old girl drowned after being swept away in the Rio Grande along with her mother, according to authorities. Authorities say the two were attempting to cross into the United States.
Mexican authorities say the two were among a larger group of migrants trying to cross the canal system that separate the two countries. In total, 5 adults were rescued from the water, including the mother of the 5-year-old girl that drowned.
Authorities say the mother and daughter are from Guatemala.
Update (2:25 p.m.): The El Paso Fire Department reports the US Border Patrol pulled one adult from the water with no injuries.
Officials say Mexican authorities pulled one minor out of the water. The minor's status is unknown.
EL PASO, Texas -- The El Paso Fire Department reports crews are working a water rescue at Boone and Border Highway.
Early reports indicate the victims are one adult and one girl; the girl appears to be missing.
EPFD crews responding to possible water rescue at Boone and Border HWY.— El Paso Fire Department (@EPTXFire) August 22, 2022
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