Texas search for missing National Guard soldier called off for night

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The search for a missing Texas National Guard soldier who went missing Friday while attempting to rescue migrants in a river has been called off for the night. A spokesperson for the Military Department stated that the river’s strength forced the rescue operation to stop overnight.

The incident occurred at Eagle Pass, while the guard was trying to rescue migrants. The service member then vanished. The body of a migrant was found on the spot.

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Texas law enforcement patrols the border between the U.S. and Mexico.

Texas law enforcement patrols border between the U.S.A. and Mexico

The Texas Military Department’s statement said that it is hopeful the search will resume tomorrow.

” We will continue our search for our soldier until we exhaust all resources. The statement states that we are in the process to notify the next of kin about the missing soldier.

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The Maverick County Sheriff later told Fox News that the incident happened around 8: 30 a.m.

A spokesperson for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott stated in a statement that the Texas Governor is working with the National Guard to find the missing soldier.

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