Heartbreaking footage has been released of a terrified young boy asking U.S. border patrol for help.
The video was captured by officers, who came across the boy after he’d crossed the Rio Grande river in Texas.
The apparently abandoned boy cautiously approached an off-duty officer on his way home, and asked for help.
The boy, speaking in Spanish, tells the officer he’s afraid of being kidnapped.
“I came with a group. They dumped me, and I don’t know where they are. They can rob me, kidnap me. I am afraid.
“It’s that I was coming with a group and they abandoned me and I do not know where they are at.
I have come here to ask you for help.”