FALFURRIAS, Texas – On Wednesday, the Office of Air and Marine and U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector teamed up to rescue an undocumented immigrant who was injured and lost in the brush.
The rescue occurred after the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Falfurrias Checkpoint regarding a 9-1-1 call received from a subject in distress. The caller, an adult female Salvadoran, claimed she twisted her ankle and was lost. The dispatcher provided GPS coordinates to the Office of Air and Marine and a helicopter initiated a search for the injured female. The pilot was able to locate the woman and successfully guide Border Patrol agents to her location, saving her from the dangerous situation.
The female was treated for her injury and is now in good condition due to the expedited response from all parties involved.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.