Currently, an eight-month pregnant woman is rescued from the Rio Grande after trying to swim across the border from Mexico
- A woman and her partner attempted to swim to the US from Piedras Negras, Mexico
- The couple became trapped while swimming and had to hold on to a bridge for support
- Mexican border officials rescued the couple and brought them to safety
An eight-month pregnant woman was rescued after trying to swim across the Rio Grande River from Mexico to the US.
The expectant mother and her partner attempted to cross the river in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, to the United States on Sunday.
The desperate couple swam until they could go no further and had to cling to a pillar that supported International Bridge Number Two until they were rescued.
The footage shows the couple clambering out of the water after being rescued by officials from Instituto Nacional de Migración.
An eight-month pregnant woman was rescued after trying to swim across the Rio Grande River from Mexico to the US
A group of people saw them and asked for help from emergency services, who responded quickly.
The couple were brought back to safety on the Mexican side of the border.
In the video, the couple get out of the water in the middle of the night with the help of the firefighters and migration officials.
The three INAMI officers help the woman out of the water and she is given a shock blanket when she comes to dry land.
Footage shows the woman being pulled from the river with her husband after they tried to swim but couldn’t go further and clung to a bridge for support
The Rio Grande in the United States is a natural border between Mexico and the United States.
This river has been the crossing route for mass migrations of people from South American countries trying in every way to get to the US.
Many migrants have died in the area, including a father who was tragically found dead next to his daughter on the river side in 2019.
A child was found dead that same year after trying to cross the road in search of a better life.