CBP Officers At El Paso Port Revive Unresponsive Toddler
EL PASO, Texas - The quick actions of a team of CBP officers helped save the life of young girl Saturday night. The child was unresponsive when CBP officers first encountered her at the El Paso port of entry.
“A possible Mother’s Day weekend tragedy was averted by the quick and decisive actions of CBP officers,” said CBP El Paso port director Beverly Good. “CBP officers will often act as first responders when medical emergencies arise at our border ports of entry.”
CBP officers at the Ysleta crossing were conducting an enforcement operation in the traffic queue before the primary inspection booths when they encountered a family requesting medical help for their U.S. citizen two-year-old child. The family said the young girl was unresponsive due to high fever. CBP officers requested backup and remained with the family until help arrived.
An EMT certified CBP officer arrived and administered first aid and was able to restore the child to normal breathing before EMS arrived. EMS transported the girl to El Paso Children’s Hospital. CBP officers learned that the child was diagnosed with Flu-B, prescribed medication and released in stable condition.
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.