LAREDO, Texas – On March 18, 2018, Border Patrol agents responded to a 911 call from two lost subjects in distress inside a ranch northwest of Laredo, Texas. One subject drank water from a stock tank and was in need of immediate medical attention. Border Patrol agents with the assistance of a CBP Air and Marine helicopter were able to locate the lost subjects. Due to the serious condition of one of the subjects, Air Evac Life Flight was requested and a Border Patrol agent certified as an Emergency Medical Technician began CPR and medical assistance. Despite the immediate medical assistance provided, the subject expired. The other subject was in good health and did not require medical attention. Both subjects were determined to be from the country of Mexico.
The Laredo Sector Border Patrol will continue to warn against the dangers of people crossing illegally into the United States through dangerous environmental conditions. Our Border Safety Initiative (BSI) is a humanitarian, bi-national strategy designed to reduce illegal alien deaths, educate and inform potential illegal aliens of the dangers and hazards of crossing the border illegally, and to respond to those who are in life-threatening situations.
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.