Border Patrol Agents Rescue Man in Deer Blind
CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station, along with the Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) unit rescued a man in distress Monday.
“With the average daily temperature in South Texas well over 100 degrees, crossing the border illegally can quickly become a deadly proposition,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin L. Skero II. “Thanks to the commitment, compassion, and quick response of our agents, another potential loss of life was avoided.”
At approximately 2:30 p.m., agents were tracking a group of possible illegal aliens when they were advised by a passing motorist of a man in need of medical attention in a nearby deer blind. Agents quickly responded and located the unresponsive man on a ranch near Carrizo Spring, and immediately rendered aid. The agents requested assistance from EMS, who determined the subject was severely dehydrated and subsequently transported him to a local hospital.
To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.
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.