LAREDO, Texas – On March 29, 2018, Border Patrol agents from the Freer Station responded to a request for assistance involving eight subjects lost in a ranch near Freer, Texas. The subjects had resorted to calling 911 for assistance after they became lost while walking in the brush. Border Patrol agents arrived on scene and located the subjects in good health. The subjects were determined to be from the countries of Mexico and Guatemala.
“This event illustrates how the men and women of the United States Border Patrol not only serve to protect our borders, but are also committed to the preservation of life and assist anyone in need,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel H. Acosta.
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.