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Carrizo Springs Border Patrol, CBP Office of Air and Marine Rescue Undocumented Immigrants

Release Date: 
July 28, 2015

Two Found Deceased in Brush

CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas – Carrizo Springs Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents rescued individuals in distress on two separate occasions recently.

Carrizo Springs Border Patrol agents apprehended 21 undocumented immigrants recently - one of whom required medical attention. Agents also discovered two deceased subjects.

Carrizo Springs Border Patrol agents apprehended 21 undocumented immigrants recently - one of whom required medical attention. Agents also discovered two deceased subjects.

On July 24, agents from the Carrizo Springs Border Patrol Station received a call from the Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office regarding a 911 call about a deceased subject on a local ranch. Agents responded to the area, and with the assistance of air support from CBP Office of Air and Marine, located a deceased male subject.

While searching the area, agents observed foot sign of a large group of people and encountered 21 undocumented immigrants and a second deceased male in the brush. Shortly after the encounter, a female in the group began to show symptoms of dehydration and became unresponsive. Border Patrol agents provided first aid and transported her to a local hospital by CBP helicopter for treatment.

The Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office notified a justice of the peace, who pronounced both subjects deceased.  

“Immigrants frequently attempt to enter the U.S. by making the dangerous trek across the isolated and unforgiving terrain found in the area counties of the U.S./Mexico border, without thinking of the elements and dangers that they may face,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Rodolfo Karisch. “Our men and women of the Border Patrol continuously evaluate deployment strategies in order to prevent the unfortunate loss of human life, and assist those in need.”

On July 25, the Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from an 11-year-old, who said his mother, a Mexican national, had passed out and was unresponsive. The Dimmit County Sheriff's Office relayed this information to the Carrizo Springs Border Patrol Station and agents immediately responded along with a helicopter crew from CBP Office of Air and Marine.

Agents located the 11-year-old boy in an isolated area of a local ranch, where he led the agents to his mother. Border Patrol agents, trained as emergency medical technicians, assessed the mother’s condition and determined she was suffering from a heat-related injury. The severity of the mother’s condition prompted her immediate evacuation by helicopter to a hospital for treatment.

The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017