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Border Patrol Agents, CBP Office of Air and Marine Rescue Missing Person Near Brackettville

Release Date: 
July 31, 2015

DEL RIO, Texas – On July 31, Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) agents and CBP Office of Air and Marine rescued a man who was reported missing the previous morning.

“Beyond our daily enforcement duties, we also have a responsibility to assist those in distress and our local communities,” said Chief Rodolfo Karisch. “I commend all the men and women involved who responded quickly and brought the situation to a safe, expedient conclusion.”

On July 30 at approximately 6 p.m., U.S. Border Patrol agents, assigned to the Brackettville Station, received a call from the Kinney County Sheriff's Office requesting assistance in the search for a missing person who suffers from dementia. The subject, who lives on a local ranch, had not been seen since going for a walk around 10 a.m. Brackettville agents and local law enforcement personnel searched throughout the night.

At approximately 7:45 a.m. a helicopter crew from the CBP Office of Air and Marine’s Del Rio Air Unit located the missing subject lying in a large grassy area. BORSTAR agents, trained as emergency medical technicians, assessed the distressed man’s condition and determined he was dehydrated but stable. The subject was immediately transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.

Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is an integral part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017