Report: 7-year-old migrant dies after being taken into Border Patrol custody in NM | KOB 4
Advertisement

Report: 7-year-old migrant dies after being taken into Border Patrol custody in NM

Joshua Panas
December 13, 2018 10:13 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- A 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock after she was taken into Border Patrol custody in New Mexico, according to the Washington Post.

Advertisement

Citing Customs and Border Patrol records, the report says the girl and her father were taken into custody Dec. 6 south of Lordsburg. 

They were apparently with a group of more than 150 people seeking asylum.

About eight hours after being taken into custody, the Washington Post reports the girl started having seizures. The report goes on to say that the girl was flown to a hospital in El Paso, where she died.

A statement from the Customs and Border Patrol, provided to the Washington Post, said the girl reportedly had "not eaten or consumed water for several days."

The statement goes on to say that "Border Patrol agents took every possible step to save the child's life under the most trying of circumstances."

Credits

Joshua Panas

Copyright 2018 KOB-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

Advertisement
Comment on Facebook

Share 4 - News Tips - Photos - Videos
  Share a News Tip, Story Idea, Photo, Video



Advertisement

Relay Media Amp

Advertisement

Advertisement




New judge to decide whether young man who killed family should be freed

Republican Mick Rich weighs 2nd Senate campaign

Albuquerque police releases Use of Force Report

Border Patrol shuts down checkpoints in NM to deal with migrants

Activist groups claim gay, transgender migrants are being mistreated at ICE facility in NM