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Border Patrol agent provides lifesaving first aid

Release Date: 
January 23, 2018

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A Blaine Sector Border Patrol agent, who
a member of the Border Patrol Search
Trauma and Rescue team, provided lifesaving
first aid to a man Monday in Port Angeles,
Washington.

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — A Border Patrol agent encountered a man suffering what appeared to be a cardiac event Monday in Port Angeles. The agent, who is a trained paramedic and a member of the Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue team, came upon a man receiving CPR from a group of bystanders. The agent rushed to the scene, deployed an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and continued lifesaving CPR until the Port Angeles Fire Department arrived. Port Angeles Fire Department took over primary care and transported the man to the hospital.

Blaine Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Chris Bippley, “This is one example of how our agents not only safeguard America’s borders, but also strive to use their training and experience to benefit and serve the communities in which they live and work.”

Last modified: 
January 24, 2018