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The search for a Texas National Guard soldier who went missing Friday while trying to rescue migrants in a river has been called off overnight.

A military department spokesman said the force of the river forced the rescue operation to cease overnight.

The incident happened at Eagle Pass as the guard member was trying to rescue migrants, when the service member went missing. The body of a migrant at the scene was found.

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Texas law enforcement patrols the US-Mexico border.

The statement from the Texas military department says it is hoped the search will resume tomorrow.

“We will continue to search for our soldier until we have exhausted all possible resources. We are in the process of notifying next of kin regarding the missing soldier,” the statement said.

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The Maverick County Sheriff later told Fox News the incident happened around 8:30 a.m.

A spokesman for Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a statement that he was working with the National Guard and other agencies in the search for the missing soldier.

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