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Border Patrol Agents Rescue Honduran Immigrant Suffering from Extreme Dehydration

Release Date: 
June 7, 2019

EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass South Station along with members of the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) team rescued a Honduran male suffering from a heat related illness near El Indio.

BORSTAR agents treated the man for dehydration.
BORSTAR agents treated the man
for dehydration.

“The majority of people attempting to illegally enter this country are ill-prepared for the treacherous terrain they face,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “Had our agents not been out patrolling the remote areas of our border, this man would have most likely died from exposure.”

On June 6, Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass South Station were tracking a group of suspected undocumented immigrants when they found a 24-year-old Honduran male, lying on the ground, suffering from dehydration. Del Rio Sector BORSTAR agents patrolling in the area immediately responded and began treating the man for heat related injuries. BORSTAR agents stabilized the man and litter-carried him a quarter-mile through the brush to a waiting ambulance. Emergency Medical Services transported him to a local hospital for more advanced treatment.

The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.

Last modified: 
June 7, 2019