LAREDO, Texas – On February 6, 2018, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Hebbronville Station rescued a subject in distress while left behind in the remote ranchland near Hebbronville, Texas. Border Patrol agents were able to locate and rescue the subject using provided GPS coordinates. The subject who had taken shelter in a nearby deer blind was found weak, hungry, dehydrated and was in need of critical medical assistance when the agents located him.
The subject was transported to a local hospital in Laredo, Texas for further medical treatment. The subject was 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.