According to the border patrol, the 7-year-old migrant died in custody because of dehydration and shock

<pre><pre>According to the border patrol, the 7-year-old migrant died in custody because of dehydration and shock

A seven-year-old girl from Guatemala died from dehydration and shock during the detention of the Border Patrol, according to a new report Thursday.

The child, whose name has not been released, was detained last week after illegally crossing the border with her father and more than 100 other migrants crossing the border with New Mexico, The Washington Post reported.

Eight hours after she was detained, she reportedly started getting seizures. Emergency services found that they "reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days," according to the Post's assessment of customs and border checkpoints.

The girl was flown to a hospital in El Paso and in the first instance revived, but got a cardiac arrest and died less than 24 hours later.

The girl's father is reportedly still in El Paso awaiting a meeting with Guatemalan consular officials. CBP investigates the incident, the bureau told The Post.

"Our sincere condolences go out to the family of the child," said CBP spokesperson Andrew Meehan in a statement to The Post.

"Border Patrol agents have taken all possible steps to save the child's life under the most demanding conditions," said Meehan. "As fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, we empathize with the loss of a child."

CBP did not respond immediately to a request for comment from The Hill.

Food and water are usually supplied to detained migrants in CBP facilities, although it is unclear whether the girl received the facilities and a medical examination prior to the first attack.

Since arrests at the border have boomed this year, the CBP and other agencies have detained migrants in detention facilities of which CBC Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said they were built "to arrest mostly male singles, not families and children."

Migrants traveling with relatives made up more than half of those who were detained by the Border Patrol in November, according to The Post.

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