When emergency responders arrived on the scene, they measured her body temperature at 105.7 degrees Fahrenheit (40.9 degrees Celsius). She “reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days.”
The 7-year-old was then flown to a hospital in El Paso, where she went into cardiac arrest and later died with her father by her side, per a statement from CBP.
The Washington Post notes that "food and water are typically provided to migrants in Border Patrol custody" however, "it wasn’t immediately clear Thursday if the girl received provisions and a medical exam before the onset of seizures."
There is currently an investigation into the death and a Customs and Border Protection spokesman named Andrew Meehan told the Post, "Border Patrol agents took every possible step to save the child’s life under the most trying of circumstances. As fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, we empathise with the loss of any child."