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Injured Hiker Assisted in Multi-Agency Effort

Release Date
Tue, 05/26/2020
PRESIDIO, Texas
For More Information
Greg L. Davis, Big Bend Sector Public Affairs, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 432-729-5200, Gregory.L.Davis@cbp.dhs.gov

Border Patrol agents along with state and county agencies combine efforts to rescue an injured hiker in the Big Bend State Park.

Border Patrol agents along with state and county agencies combine efforts to rescue an injured hiker in the Big Bend State Park.

 

“This is a great example of inter-agency cooperation that resulted in saving the life of a hiker that was seriously injured while enjoying our region’s impressive geography,” said Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak.  “I’m glad we were able to provide immediate care to the individual and aid him in getting the care he needed.”

 

On Memorial Day, Border Patrol agents from the Presidio Station along with State Park Police, Presidio County Sheriff’s Office, and Texas State Game Wardens worked to extract an injured hiker from within a treacherous canyon.  During the incident, rescuers navigated steep, slippery surfaces and large boulders obstructing the path while keeping the injured hiker stabilized. 

 

The hiker suffered from dehydration and sustained a broken ankle, but received medical attention from the Terlingua EMS team.

 

Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents, patrol 517 miles of the southwest border, an area that extends from Sierra Blanca, Texas to Sanderson, Texas.   The Presidio Station area consists of the southern half of Presidio County, the third largest county in the state of Texas. The station is responsible for 113.8 border miles between the U.S. and Mexico and 1,100 square miles of area of responsibility.

 

The U.S. Border Patrol is made up of over 19,000 brave men and women who courageously secure our nation’s borders.  Help us secure our homeland, find out more at cbp.gov/careers.

Last Modified: Feb 03, 2021