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Kingsville Agents Rescue Illegal Aliens

Release Date: 
September 14, 2010

Kingsville, Texas - Agents assigned to the Kingsville Border Patrol Station rescued three illegal aliens in the brush in two separate incidents.

The first event transpired at about 1 p.m. Monday when the Kennedy County Sherriff's Office contacted the Kingsville Station and forwarded information on a 911 call received from a man claiming to be in distress and lost in the brush. Agents responded to the general area from where the call had been placed by triangulating the signal from the man's cellular phone, and located him at about 4 p.m. The man, a national of Mexico, informed the agents that a mother and child had lagged behind and were probably in distress.

The Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) unit was deployed along with a helicopter from the Office of Air and Marine's McAllen Air Branch. At approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday, 20 hours after deployment, the agents located a Honduran female and her son in the brush south of the Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. The mother and son were evaluated by BORSTAR agents and determined to be in need of medical attention. They were transported to a local hospital where they were treated. Once medically cleared, the man, woman, and child will be processed in accordance to immigration procedures.

To report suspicious activity, contact the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector's toll-free telephone number at 1(800) 863-9382.

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.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021