Texas National Guard Soldier Believed to Have Drowned While Trying to Rescue Migrants in Rio Grande is Identified as 22-Year-Old Specialist Bishop E. Evans

22-year-old Specialist Bishop E. Evans

Texas Army National Guard soldier who went missing Friday near Eagle Pass, has been identified.

The Texas Military Department says Specialist Bishop E. Evans went missing following his efforts to rescue two migrants that appeared to be drowning in the Rio Grande Friday morning.

Evans was assigned to Governor Greg Abbott’s Operation Lone Star when he removed his body armor and entered the river to rescue the migrants. His body did not resurface.

On Saturday, the Texas Military Department says that Evans’ family was notified that he was still missing.

The Texas Military Department says search operations continued early Sunday morning with three additional airboats from Texas DPS.

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