Edinburg, Texas - Agents assigned to the Kingsville and Brownsville Border Patrol stations rescued two people in separate incidents.
At about 2 a.m. Monday, agents assigned to the Kingsville Station rescued a teen after a man called the Kleberg County Sheriff's Office 911 operator pleading for help on behalf of a girl who was not doing well in the brush. The caller said the girl was among a group of illegal aliens trekking north through the brush.
After an extensive search, agents finally found her Tuesday in an isolated area near Kingsville. She claimed to be 15 years old and a national of Mexico. She said she was left behind by the smuggler when she could no longer walk. The teen was transported to a local hospital and, once medically cleared, will be returned to her country of origin and reunited with her family.
In another event on Tuesday, agents assigned to the Brownsville Station encountered a disabled vehicle submerged in flooded waters beneath the Brownsville-Matamoros Port of Entry. An agent entered the floodwaters and, along with personnel from the Brownsville Public Utility Board, pulled the vehicle and the driver to safety.
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.