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Injured Illegal Alien Rescued From Train

Release Date: 
October 27, 2017

DEL RIO, Texas U.S. Border Patrol agents, conducting freight train inspections, found and rescued an injured man, who was in the United States illegally.

“Crossing the border is filled with dangers for those who risk illegal entry into the United States,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent, Matthew J. Hudak. “Our specially trained agents vary their interdiction patrol tactics and stand ready to provide life-saving assistance to any person at a moment’s notice.”

While performing routine checks on a freight train, on Oct. 25, agents assigned to the Uvalde Border Patrol Station encountered a man hiding inside a gondola-style rock hauler. The man was injured and unable to get out of the container under his own power. The man was taken to Uvalde Memorial Hospital and treated for a broken wrist and a sprained ankle.

The man, 19, was determined to be a national of Honduras and in the United States illegally. Upon medical release, he was processed for 8 USC § 1325 – illegal entry – and faces removal proceedings.

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.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021