(FreedomBeacon.com)- Captured in a never-before-seen video is when a Venezuelan immigrant filmed a video for his father to inform him that he was crossing the border between the United States and Mexico. He and another person perished in the Rio Grande. This happened four weeks after eight migrants were discovered dead in the river. The non-profit law firm 1800migrante.com published the heartbreaking video on Thursday.
Exleiker González, 26, and a third migrant stood a few yards to his right while Walter González Pia, 21, was seen waddling into the Rio Grande in the video.
“Speak with them. What’s happening? Gonzalo Pia said.
In Eagle Pass, Texas, on September 2, González Pia and Exleiker González were on their way to the beach of the Rio Grande when a current washed them downstream, according to 1800migrante.com.
Once on land, the other man called Guady González in Texas to inform him that his son, González Pia, had been reported missing in the river.
He pursued both individuals frantically before alerting the U.S. Border Patrol.
Guady González stated to 1800migrante.com, “The guy who was ahead, when he reached the shore, turned back and did not see them.” He claimed that after searching for them for about an hour without success, he turned himself in and contacted the authorities, who then went in search of the missing people.
That day, at least 37 migrants were saved after attempting to face the Rio Grande’s ferocious currents, which were stronger owing to recent heavy rain.
González Pia intended to see his parents in Texas, while Exleiker González hoped to work in the United States to support his three sons, aged one month, three years, and eight years.
According to his mother Andreina Martinez, who also resides in Medellin, Colombia, he had been living there for the previous six years and working as a barber.
She claimed that during their trip across Central America and Mexico, her son and González Pia grew close friends.
Walter was a great assistance to my kid, and he met him along the way, Martinez added.
According to information obtained by NPR, their deaths are among the more than 800 that the U.S. Border Patrol along the southwest international border line has recorded in the fiscal year 2022, which started on October 1, 2021, and ends Friday.