DEL RIO, Texas – On Aug. 20, Del Rio Border Patrol agents rescued a injured female undocumented immigrant.
While performing line watch duties, Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents discovered an injured female undocumented immigrant, who had fallen down a 10-foot embankment. An evaluation of the subject revealed she was suffering from severe back pain and was not able to rise to her feet.
Border Patrol agents provided first aid and requested EMS for assistance. Upon EMS arrival, Border Patrol agents assisted in hoisting the subject to safety. EMS transported the subject to the Val Verde Regional Medical Center, where she was evaluated. Upon evaluation the subject was determined to have sustained a possible back injury and was transferred to University Hospital in San Antonio, by ambulance, for further treatment.
“This situation exemplifies the dangers that crossers risk every time they enter the U.S. illegally,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch. “ I am pleased that our agents were able to assist her and get her the medical treatment she required.”
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.
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.