Heartbreaking images reveal the tragedy of the migrant crisis after a Salvadoran man and his 23-month-old daughter drowned in the Rio Grande while the child’s mom watched on.
Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, 25, and his daughter Valeria were found face down in shallow water on the Mexico side of the river across from Brownsville, Texas on Monday morning.
The article goes on to state the following:
Photos from the scene show his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl’s head tucked inside. Her arm was draped around his neck suggesting she clung to him in her final moments.
WARNING: The pictures below are graphic. Caution advised.
The Guardian US is splashing on this photo of a toddler and her father who drowned less than half a mile from an international bridge between the US and Mexico. It’s terrible to look at and needs to be seen. https://t.co/7ynoqrJV0u
— Julia Carrie Wong (@juliacarriew) June 25, 2019
Photo of drowned father and daughter at the bank of the Rio Grandehttps://t.co/Cb7WjSzckh
— leaveifyoucan (@leaveifyoucan) June 26, 2019
“Her arm was draped around his neck suggesting she clung to him in her final moments.”https://t.co/Lw70EIzMtO
— Ashley Parker (@AshleyRParker) June 25, 2019
— Charlie J. Johnson (@Charliemagne) June 26, 2019
A migrant and his 2 year old daughter drowned trying to cross the Rio Bravo. The mom was saved but their little daughter was dragged by the current and when the father tried to rescue her, he was taken too. https://t.co/wU6U8ZDajq
— Erin Gallagher (@3r1nG) June 25, 2019
A searing photo of a man and his 23-month-old daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande underscores the perils of the migration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. https://t.co/y8GmQRth4L
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 25, 2019
— Alexander Geritse (@alexandergerit2) June 25, 2019
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