EAGLE PASS, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers performed life-saving CPR on a woman who arrived in severe distress at the Eagle Pass Port of Wednesday afternoon.
“The safety of the traveling public is a prime concern for us,” said Cynthia O. Rodriguez, CBP Port Director, Eagle Pass. “I’m extremely proud of the actions of our CBP officers, who were able to quickly evaluate the situation and act to provide vital aid.”
At 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, CBP officers at the Camino Real International Bridge were notified by the driver of a vehicle, arriving from Mexico, that his passenger, a 66-year-old woman, needed medical attention. Officers found the woman unresponsive and immediately began CPR, after which she began breathing on her own. However, the woman again became unresponsive and officers resumed CPR. Upon arrival of an ambulance, the woman was again breathing on her own, and was turned over to emergency medical services personnel for transfer to a local hospital.
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.