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Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Rescue Illegal Alien in Distress

Release Date: 
February 6, 2018

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.

Last modified: 
February 7, 2018