Authorities are on the scene after a body was found in the Rio Grande this afternoon.
Major Carlos Delgado with the Starr County Sheriff’s Office said the body was located by U.S. Border Patrol agents in the area of Los Velas Ranch, east of Rio Grande City.
Delgado said the Starr County Sheriff’s Office, along with Texas Game wardens, Rio Grande City Fire Department and Mission Fire Department, are attempting to recover the body.
Authorities said the body is inaccessible by boat and are trying to recover the body from land.
Delgado added that an autopsy will be ordered once the body is recovered.