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Body of Texas Army National Guard soldier found

Specialist Bishop E. Evans “selflessly attempted to help two migrants who appeared to be drowning as they illegally crossed the river,” officers mentioned.

EAGLE PASS, Texas — The physique of a Texas Army National Guard soldier has been found, U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales confirmed to KENS 5 on Monday.

22-year-old Specialist Bishop E. Evans went lacking on Friday in Eagle Pass whereas making an attempt to rescue two migrants who seemed to be drowning. The Texas Rangers have been main the search efforts, assisted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Parks and Wildlife, and Border Patrol representatives. Search efforts continued all through the weekend after the Texas Military Department notified the household Friday night that he was lacking.

While talking in Eagle Pass on border points, Rep. Gonzales spoke about Spec. Evans and expressed concern for his household and others residing within the border area.

“It’s about those that serve here. It’s about those at work here. It’s about Bishop Evans, who was found today. It’s about his family. It’s about all the families that have been impacted,” Rep. Gonzalez mentioned.

Evans was a subject artilleryman from Arlington, Texas, and was assigned to A Battery, 4-133 Field Artillery Regiment in New Braunfels. He joined the Texas Army National Guard in May 2019. You can learn extra about Evans here.

“The service member selflessly tried to assist two migrants who seemed to be drowning as they illegally crossed the river from Mexico to the United States,” based on the Texas Military Department.

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