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Border Patrol Rescues Increase with Hot Temperatures in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
June 11, 2019

FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued a group of illegal aliens as the inclement weather takes its toll.

On Friday afternoon, Falfurrias agents patrolling Brooks County detected a group of illegal aliens that had crossed into private ranch lands. Agents followed the tracks and located a group of ten illegal aliens who were not prepared to traverse the region in the midst of a heat advisory. As agents evaluated the group, they requested emergency medical assistance due to four of the subjects displaying signs of severe dehydration. Agents carried the subjects to the closest road and began immediate medical treatment as they waited for local ambulances to transport the subjects to the hospital. At the hospital, all four subjects were admitted for heat related illnesses.

Over the past three days, 29 subjects in Border Patrol custody have been admitted to local hospitals.

Once medically cleared all subjects will be processed accordingly.

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Last modified: 
June 11, 2019