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Drownings Triple Along Dangerous Section Of Border, Where Number Of Rescues Increases By 1000%: Report


Added 10-13-19 09:16:03pm EST - “Instances of drownings have reportedly tripled in the Del Rio Sector along the Rio Grande over the past year, according to new data” - Dailycaller.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailycaller.com: “Drownings Triple Along Dangerous Section Of Border, Where Number Of Rescues Increases By 1000%: Report”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Instances of drownings have reportedly tripled in the Del Rio sector along the Rio Grande over the past year, according to data from Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

As drownings have increased along the 210-mile stretch along the Rio Grande, so have the number of water rescues, with a reported 1,000% uptick in fiscal year 2019 for the Del Rio sector, according CNN, which cited CBP data from fiscal year 2018 to 2019.

Newly released data reveals a dramatic shift in a section of the Rio Grande over the past year — and offers a window into the human toll of turmoil at the border https://t.co/GlhPToeOFP

The Del Rio Sector is a mostly rural region on the Rio Grande, containing the towns of Del Rio and Eagle Pass.

CBP’s count of total water-related deaths in the five sectors that touch the river in fiscal year 2019 amounted to a 4% increase from the previous year, jumping from 46 to 48, according to CBP data, CNN reported. Water-related rescues spiked in the sectors by 650%, increasing from 65 in fiscal year 2018 to 490 in fiscal year 2019.

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