EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A body was recovered by representatives from two law enforcement agencies and the Texas Rescue Patrol on Monday in Hudspeth County.
Hudspeth County Sheriff’s deputies, Border Patrol agents and Texas Rescue Patrol volunteers used ATVs along rugged terrain to reach the body that was found in the middle of the desert.
“We hope that today’s recovery operation will bring final closure to yet another grieving family,” the Texas Rescue Patrol wrote in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are always with the friends and family of the deceased.”
Sheriff deputies in neighboring counties and U.S. Border Patrol agents have conducted numerous search operations along the border in rescue operations in the last several months as migrants make their way to the United States.
The trip through the border has been fatal for many individuals as the desert heat and rugged terrain have made the trek dangerous.