Border Patrol Agents Rescue Illegal Alien in Distress
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Field Intelligence Team (FIT), the Laredo South Station, CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO), and the Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) unit rescued a lost illegal alien southeast of Laredo, Texas.
On July 18, agents responded to a 911 call from a lost individual in distress. In a collaborative effort, BORSTAR, LRS FIT and AMO responded to assist in locating the individual. A Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technician immediately administered intravenous fluids due to the individual’s dehydration symptoms. Further evaluation determined the subject needed additional medical attention and was transported to Laredo Medical Center.
The Laredo Sector Border Patrol will continue to warn against the dangers of people crossing illegally into the United States through dangerous environmental conditions.
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.
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.