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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A rescue near Up River Road and I-37 kept Coast Guard and Border Patrol busy Thursday afternoon.

Four migrants have been captured, while six are still at large.

Authorities say it began as a routine traffic stop just after 12:30 p.m. when Nueces County officers attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver took off before 10 people believed to be from Guatemala exited the vehicle and found themselves in nearby brush.

Coast Guard teams were called to the scene with their helicopter to help search the area.

Nueces County Constables Sergeant Antonio Aguilar commented, “We don’t know what they’re carrying. We don’t know their reasons for being in the country. They could just be here looking for a better life, a better way of life, or they might have other reasons to come to the country.”

Constables reported no injuries and said no drugs or weapons were found inside the abandoned vehicle.

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