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Four lost immigrants rescued in past week in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
November 30, 2017

EDINBURG, Texas – On Thursday, November 23, 2017, the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Falfurrias Border Patrol Station regarding a lost subject near Encino, Texas. Agents responded to the last known GPS coordinates of the phone call and rescued a female Salvadoran national lost on a local ranch.

The next day, Falfurrias agents involved in a two day search effort for a lost subject, rescued a Guatemalan national.

November 28, the Palmview Police Department notified McAllen agents of a 911 call received from a mother and her young son who were lost in the brush in Abram, Texas. Responding agents rescued both immigrants. The subjects were offered but declined medical attention.

All subjects in these incidents were offered medical attention but declined.

RGV Sector urges immigrants not to jeopardize their lives by illegally entering the United States or by attempting to circumvent a checkpoint. The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

Please visit www.cbp.gov to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to Customs and Border Protection. Follow us at @CBPRGV.

Last modified: 
December 1, 2017