Arlington, Texas’s Bishop Evans goes missing after rescuing 2 migrants crossing Rio Grande River


Bishop E. Evans, 22, of Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas, United States presumably drowned in the Rio Grande River. Known in Mexico as Rio Bravo del Norte, the river originates in Colorado, USA and flows to the Gulf of Mexico.

Evans has been a National Guard soldier since 2020. A field artilleryman, he was assigned to Operation Lone Star, the effort of 48th Texas governor Greg Abbott, 64, to combat what he has called a crisis at the US-Mexico border.

Before serving on the US-Mexico border in Texas, Evans was part of Operation Spartan Shield. He was deployed to Kuwait with assignments in Iraq.


On April 22, 2022, Evans tried to rescue two migrants crossing the Rio Grande River near Eagle Pass, Texas, according to the Texas Military Department (TMD). The two migrants, who appeared to be drowning, were illegally crossing the river from Mexico to the U.S.

The two migrants are suspected of being involved in illicit transnational narcotics trafficking. They are now in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

State and federal rescue and safety agencies are helping the TMD and they have yet to locate Evans. On the evening of April 24, 2022, dive teams ceased operations along the Rio Grande as the river’s current continued at an increased pace.


Arlington is the seventh most populous city in Texas. Founded in 1876, the city was named after General Robert E. Lee‘s Arlington House in Arlington County, Virginia, USA.

Actresses Emily Warfield, 49, Stacey Oristano, 42, Taylor Cole, 37, Hayley Orrantia, 28, and Madison Pettis, 23, were all born in Arlington. Jim Ross is the incumbent mayor of the city.

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