Border Patrol Marine Unit Rescues Drowning Individual in River
LAREDO, Texas –Laredo Sector Marine Unit rescued an individual from drowning in the Rio Grande River near Laredo, Texas.
The rescue occurred on November 20, at approximately 9:30 a.m., when a Border Patrol agent working the Chacon Creek area near the Rio Grande River spotted an individual, in the river, struggling to stay afloat. The agent immediately took action and requested assistance from the Laredo Sector Marine Unit. Laredo Sector Marine agents responded and encountered a male subject having difficulty remaining above water. The agents safely pulled the male subject onto their vessel and rescued him from downing.
The individual, a Mexican National, was attempting to return to Mexico when he began to struggle while trying to cross the river. The individual was medically evaluated and did not require any further medical attention. The subject will be processed accordingly.
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.