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The bodies of a Salvadoran father and son who drowned last week as they tried to enter Mexico en route to the United States were laid to rest Thursday.

After a funeral Mass in the Church of Santiago Aculhuaca, next to the parochial school where 7-year-old Matthew Alexander Antillon was a student, the boy and his father, Cesar Vladimir Antillon, were taken to the Municipal Cemetery of Ciudad Delgado, just outside San Salvador.

On May 18, according to a report from Mexico's INM immigration agency, the members of the Antillon family were trying to cross the Suchiate River, which forms the border between Guatemala and Mexico.