Search underway for Texas National Guard soldier who went missing along Rio Grande river, TMD says

Search underway for Texas National Guard soldier who went missing along river in Eagle Pass, TMD says (Copyright 2022 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

AUSTIN, Texas – A Texas National Guard soldier has gone missing along the Rio Grande river during a mission-related incident in Eagle Pass, according to the Texas Military Department.

The department said the soldier, assigned to Operation Lone Star, has not been found.

The Texas Military Department, Texas DPS and Border Patrol are working rapidly to find the soldier.

TMD released the following statement about the incident:

“A Texas Army National Guard Soldier assigned to Operation Lone Star has gone missing along the river during a mission-related incident, Friday, April 22, 2022 in Eagle Pass, Texas. The Soldier has not been found. We are aware of reports of a fatality, although those reports are inaccurate.

The Texas Military Department, Texas DPS and Border Patrol are working rapidly to find the Soldier. More details will be released as they become available.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott released the following statement:

“The Texas Governor’s office continues to work with the Texas National Guard and other law enforcement agencies as they search for the missing soldier. Updates will be provided as additional details become available.”


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