Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Rescue Illegal Alien Found Severely Dehydrated
LAREDO, Texas – On June 5, 2018, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo Sector Hebbronville Station rescued an illegal alien lost in a ranch near Highway 285. Border Patrol agents located the subject and quickly requested Emergency Medical Services to the location to assist and render aid to the subject. Brooks County EMS arrived on scene and took the subject to a local hospital.
The subject was determined to be from the country of Ecuador and illegally in the United States.
“These events illustrate 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 Division Chief, Greg Burwell.
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.
To report suspicious activity such as drug and/or alien smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free telephone number at 1-800-343-1994.
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.