SIERRA BLANCA, Texas – Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Sierra Blanca Station rescued three illegal immigrants on Monday who became lost this week in the desert, south of Sierra Blanca.
Agents received a call from the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. The Sheriff’s Office had previously received a 9-1-1 call stating that two women, including one who was pregnant, along with a man needed immediate help. The Sheriff’s Department had also received information about the lost subjects from the Government of Mexico.
Border Patrol Agents, with the assistance of CBP Air and Marine Operations and the Texas Department of Public Safety, were able to locate the three subjects and bring them to safety.
The Big Bend Sector covers a total of 510 miles along the southwest border. The terrain is rugged, and the weather can be extreme. Agents are bracing for more rescue situations now that the summer months have arrived.
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.