ROMA, TX, Cox Media Group, 04/01/2021 — Authorities were able to rescue a 6-month-old girl after she was thrown into the Rio Grande River by smugglers, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. On March 16, the South Texas Special Operations Group, Texas Rangers Division, assisted U.S. Border Patrol after a 6-month-old girl was thrown out of a raft into the Rio Grande River by smugglers. DPS says the child's mother had been assaulted by smugglers in Mexico. She sustained a broken leg. The South TX Special Ops Group is a highly-trained tactical team whose primary focus is to carry out specific missions, typically along the TX-Mexico border.