The bodies of nine migrants attempting to cross the Rio Grande on Thursday were recovered by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Mexican authorities.
Near Eagle Pass, Texas, in the United States, 37 people were saved as they attempted to cross the rain-swollen Rio Grande River into the country.
"Despite these adverse conditions, U.S. Border Patrol, Del Rio Sector continues to encounter large groups of more than 100+, 200+ attempting to cross the Rio Grande daily," US Border patrol said.
According to a statement from the U.S. government, CBP discovered six bodies on Thursday near Eagle Pass, and Mexican officials found three fatalities.
39 more migrants were detained by Mexican officials on the southern bank of the river.
Numerous migrants have lost their lives trying to enter the southern border during the last few months.
As a record number of unaccompanied children arrive at the southwest border, the fatalities and missing youngsters highlight the difficulties facing President Joe Biden's administration.