‘I don’t want to lose my mommy’: Heartbreaking moment migrant child cries for his mother as she gets dragged under by a rip current on the Rio Grande
- Univision cameras caught the terrifying moment a migrant mother almost got swept away by the Rio Grande
- Her husband was holding on to their child who cried, ‘I don’t want to lose my mommy’
- She momentarily disappeared before she rose her head above the dangerous waters
- The woman along with her husband and two sons made it safely to the U.S. side of the river
- At least 30 children and adults evaded Mexican forces in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, before the crossed Rio Grande into Texas
Published: 11:41 EDT, 23 July 2019 | Updated: 12:28 EDT, 23 July 2019
This is the heartbreaking moment a migrant boy frantically called out for his mother when he saw her get dragged under by a rip current in the Rio Grande.
At least 30 children and adults who evaded Mexican immigration forces in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, made it across the river that serves as a dangerous passageway to the American dream in the United States.
A camera crew from Univision caught the moment they strolled through the seemingly calm waters of the Rio Bravo, as it’s also known, before panic suddenly set in.
A boy (right ) wraps his arms around his dad (pictured in the orange t-shirt) the frightening moment he saw his mother get swept away by a rip current on the Rio Grande
A migrant mother (left) struggles to stay afloat as making the dangerous walk across the Rio Grande that separates Mexico and the United States proves to be dangerous once again
Migrants from Central America and Venezuela, who allegedly spent between three and five months in Mexico, walk through the shallow yet dangerous waters of the Rio Grande
The video, which was released Monday evening, showed the little boy crying as he wrapped his tiny arms around his dad, who was also carrying his other son.
The woman momentarily disappeared under the rushing waters.
‘I don’t want to lose my mommy,’ the migrant child cried while his mom struggled to stay afloat next to another adult male.
The mother eventually made it to U.S. shore in Texas after a heroic effort by the migrants.
One of her sons made it across the river after the refugees formed a human chain.
Her husband and other son later joined them after agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrived on two rafts to assist them and other migrants.
A Border Patrol agent (right) helps place a migrant child on a raft during a recent rescue mission on the Rio Grande
At least 30 migrant children and adults evaded Mexican authorities recently and made a dash for the United States border but first they had to cross the Rio Grande
Border Patrol agents (center) carry a migrant boy onto U.S. territory after he was rescued from the Rio Grande
The migrants were part of a group who allegedly spent between three and five months in Mexico before they decided to illegally enter the U.S.
Another 110 refugees stood behind after their efforts to join them were thwarted by Mexican immigration agents patrolling the area.
DailyMail.com reached out to CBP for comment.
A migrant woman (right) tries to hold on to a swimming tube while fighting the rip currents of the Rio Grande
The sight of the migrants risking their lives by walking across the shallow, but dangerous Rio Grande, brought back memories of the Salvadoran migrant father and his daughter, who were found dead on the Mexican of the river in late June.
After waiting desperately for the family’s asylum meeting with U.S. immigration officials, Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez crossed the lethal currents near Matamoros first with his child before returning to other the side for his wife.
But 23-month-old Valeria, misunderstanding why she had been left on the other side, got back into the water. Ramírez fatefully went in to save her before a current dragged them to their deaths.
A migrant father (left) carries both of his sons while attempting to cross the Rio Grande after his wife almost got swept away by a rip current
The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his nearly 2-year-old daughter Valeria lie on the bank of the Rio Grande in Matamoros, Mexico