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NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
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Border Patrol Agents Assist Oil Field Personnel Stranded by Flood Waters near Carrizo Springs

Release Date: 
September 26, 2017

DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from two sectors responded to calls for assistance after rising flood waters trapped oil and gas personnel near Carrizo Springs.

More than 100 workers were rescued.
More than 100 workers were rescued.

“U.S. Border Patrol agents possess unique skillsets and training necessary in times of natural emergencies,” said Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak, Del Rio Sector. “Joint cooperation between our local, state, federal partners enable us to respond quickly and save lives.”

On Sept. 26, Border Patrol agents from Carrizo Springs Station, Laredo West Station, and Border Patrol Search and Rescue (BORSTAR) from Del Rio and Laredo sectors deployed with specialized equipment to assist with evacuation efforts. Agents deployed after local officials reported that oil field personnel were stranded, due to rising flood waters, at several worksite platforms. More than 100 workers were rescued by boat and high-water rescue vehicles and transported to safety.

“Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents are committed to preserving life and the safety of our communities,” said A. Scott Good, Laredo Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent. “At a moment’s notice, our agents were able to move boats and other resources on the border to desolate areas where human life was in danger.”

The Del Rio and Laredo Border Patrol sectors are part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which works with federal, state and local partners to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, please call the toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.

Last modified: 
September 26, 2017