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CBP Air and Marine Operations Tampa Marine Unit Performs Life-Saving CPR

Release Date: 
October 3, 2016

TAMPA, Fla. – A marine crew from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations, Tampa Marine Unit performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation to save a woman’s life after finding her unconscious on a vessel after nearly drowning on Sunday afternoon.

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The CBP marine interdiction agents, on a routine patrol near Clearwater Beach, immediately initiated CPR after finding a woman was not breathing aboard a boat and did not have a pulse. The agents transferred the woman to local medical personnel who were able to successfully revive her. She is now expected to make a full recovery.

“Our mission is to serve and protect the American people and these Air and Marine Operations Agents are truly heroes today,” said Allen Gustafson, Director, Marine Operations at the Jacksonville Air and Marine Branch.” “Nothing is more important out on the water than saving a life at sea and I’m very proud of the marine crew’s life-saving efforts.”

CBP Air and Marine Operation’s day-to-day operations along Florida’s coastline involve patrolling the seas and skies, intercepting contraband, catching smugglers, and assisting in rescue and recovery operations. To learn more about how AMO secures the maritime border, please check out this video or photo gallery.

For breaking news and information updates from CBP Air and Marine Operations follow @CBPFlorida and CBPCaribbean on Twitter.

CBP Air and Marine Operations is a federal law enforcement organization dedicated to serving and protecting the American people through advanced aeronautical and maritime capabilities.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017