Honduran woman gives birth near Rio Grande river

(Courtesy: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

A pregnant Honduran woman gave birth in frigid temperatures Friday evening near the Rio Grande, the McAllen Border Patrol Station announced in a news release. 

Border agents responded to an area near the Rio Grande after receiving information that a pregnant woman was “in distress somewhere in the brush,” the release stated. 

After searching the area, an agent found and confirmed the woman had given birth, which led to the agent immediately requesting emergency medical services. As other agents arrived on scene, a Border Patrol emergency medical technician provided aid to the woman and child. 

“The temperature near the Rio Grande felt even colder than the 30 degree weather experienced throughout the Rio Grande Valley last night,” the release stated. 

The woman and child were wrapped in mylar blankets and placed in a Border Patrol vehicle until EMS arrived, who transported the pair to a nearby hospital. 

(Courtesy: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)