Woman saved from drowning in the Rio Grande

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RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (KVEO) — U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued a man with a broken arm and saved a woman from drowning on Tuesday morning.

A release states agents responded to reports of individuals crossing the border. At arrival, agents discovered a woman holding on to a tree in the Rio Grande.

Agents were able to remove the woman from the river by using a branch to reach her, said the release. The woman was given aid and transported to an area accessible by EMS.

Authorities also encountered a man with a broken arm while waiting for EMS. Agents provided aid and requested a second ambulance.

Both were transported to a local hospital for treatment, added the release.

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