LAREDO, TEXAS—On March 17, agents assigned to the Hebbronville Border Patrol station encountered a subject suffering from dehydration near Hebbronville, Texas.
At approximately 4:00 a.m. (CST), agents were searching for a group of suspected illegal immigrants at a ranch in the Hebbronville area of responsibility. As they proceeded to search for the group, the agents encountered a subject lying on the ground in need of medical attention due to possible dehydration. The subject was immediately evaluated by an agent assigned as a Hebbronville Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). The agent deemed it necessary to have the subject further evaluated and was subsequently transported to Doctors Hospital in Laredo, Texas.
The subject, a 47-year-old male undocumented immigrant from Mexico, was diagnosed with dehydration and will remain at the hospital for further evaluation. The subject will be processed accordingly once he is medically cleared for travel.
Laredo Border Patrol sector currently has 73 EMT certified agents, 15 paramedics and have rescued a total of 290 individuals in fiscal year 2012.
To report suspicious activity such as drug and/or alien smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free telephone number at (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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.