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Border Patrol Agents Aid a Family in Distress

Release Date
Thu, 06/11/2020

LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo South Station provided timely assistance to a family in distress by the Rio Grande River near downtown Laredo.   

At about 1:00 p.m. on June 6, Border Patrol agents working near the Laredo Outlet Mall observed a family in distress near the river.  The family was fishing on the banks of the Rio Grande River when the father discovered that one of his daughters appeared to be suffering from heat exhaustion.  The agents saw the father carrying the child in his arms, and recognizing the dire situation, responded to render aid.  Border Patrol Agent Carrillo, a trained and certified Emergency Medical Technician, arrived on scene and assessed the situation.  He evaluated all of the children and provided immediate medical care to the child suffering from severe heat exhaustion.  BPA Carrillo’s fast response and immediate actions prevented a family’s fun summer’s day outing from becoming a tragedy. 

In recognition of the responding agents’ efforts, the family produced a short video message thanking all Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents.  As first responders, Border Patrol agents are trained and ready to respond to emergencies while securing the border, especially when lives are at stake. 

We encourage the community to download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.

Agent renders aid
Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Carrillo is thanked by a local family after he
rendered aid to a young girl fishing with her family.


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