DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol’s Del Rio Sector Border Search Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) team recently rescued a lost hunter.
“I commend our agents for their hard work and dedication, which resulted in quick recovery of the hunter before hypothermia and serious injury could occur,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch.
On Dec. 6, at approximately 2:50 a.m. the Edwards County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Rocksprings Border Patrol Station regarding a missing hunter who had not been seen since the previous day. Agents from the Rocksprings and Del Rio Border Patrol stations; and BORSTAR responded to the area to begin the search. The Department of Public Safety air unit was also dispatched, but were unable to continue their search due to heavy fog in the area.
At approximately 5 a.m., the BORSTAR team was activated to assist in the rescue efforts and actively searched the area. BORSTAR agents are certified Emergency Medical Technicians and skilled at identifying injuries and assessing levels of injury to determine if advanced care is needed. At approximately 10 a.m., agents located the lost hunter, a 52-year-old man. The man was medically evaluated and he declined any medical 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. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.
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.