LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents save a two-year child suffering from a serious medical condition south of Laredo, Texas.
Agents assigned to the Laredo South Station encountered a mother and her two children on the evening of Nov. 30, after responding to a group of individuals who had made an illegal entry into the United States. The family group had become separated from a larger group of undocumented individuals. When found, one of the children needed medical attention due to showing signs of dehydration. Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technicians provided medical assistance to the child until City of Laredo Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene and transported the child to a local hospital for further medical attention.
The dangers and risks posed by illegal entry and traveling through remote areas during even warm temperatures can be life endangering. U.S. Border Patrol agents are trained and equipped to respond to every situation including life threatening ones and adapt to roles according to need.