Crews recover body of missing Texas guardsman on border

Browse teams have recovered the body of a Texas National Guard member who went missing after leaping in the river on the U.S.-Mexico border to help a migrant who was having a hard time to swim acrossByThe Associated PressApril 25, 2022, 5:58 PM – 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleEAGLE PASS, Texas– Search teams on Monday recovered the body of a Texas National Guard member who went missing after jumping in the river on the U.S.-Mexico border to help a migrant who was having a hard time to swim across.The body of Spc. Bishop Evans was discovered three days after he was reported missing in the Rio Grande near the border city of Eagle Pass.”Our National Guard soldiers risk their lives every day to serve and safeguard others and we are forever grateful for the method SPC Evans heroically served his state and nation,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement Monday.The body was found near the boat ramp of a bridge in Eagle Pass, stated Democratic state Sen. Roland Gutierrez, whose district includes Eagle Pass.Migrant rescues are typical in the river along the Texas border, and the attempted crossings are also in some cases lethal. Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber stated the bodies of as lots of as 2 migrants a week are sometimes discovered along his countys section of the river.Evans was designated to Abbotts vast border mission understood as Operation Lone Star.

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