Border Patrol Agents Rescue Illegal Alien
Man High on Methamphetamine
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents found an unresponsive man on a remote ranch near Carrizo Springs, Jan. 11.
Agents conducting line watch duties encountered a group of five illegal aliens, one unresponsive. Agents quickly provided first aid and requested Emergency Medical Services. The subject was transported to a local hospital where he was evaluated, and diagnosed with methamphetamine intoxication and rhabdomyolysis. Rhabdomyolysis is a severe form of dehydration that is potentially life-threatening and routinely encountered by Border Patrol agents. He was then transferred to a San Antonio hospital for further treatment.
“This rescue emphasizes just how dangerous narcotics are, and I cannot stress enough how dedicated we are to keeping them out of our communities,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz, “Thanks to the quick response of our agents, along with routine medical training, another life was saved in a remote area.”
Upon his release from the hospital, the man will be processed in accordance with U.S. Customs and Border Protections Guidelines.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.