LAREDO, Texas – On September 16, 2017, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo Sector Marine Unit rescued an illegal alien in south Laredo, Texas. The subject had fallen into distress while attempting to cross the perilous Rio Grande River. The subject was evaluated by a Border Patrol Agent certified as an Emergency Medical Technician and determined to be in good health. The illegal alien was determined to be from the country of El Salvador.
Later that same day, Border Patrol agents rescued three illegal aliens in a ranch northwest of Laredo, Texas. The subjects had resorted to calling 911 for assistance after they became lost in the brush. The three subjects were found with the assistance of the Laredo Sector Horse Patrol Unit. One subject was treated for heat related injuries. The rest of the subjects were found in good health and determined to be from the country of Mexico.
On September 15, 2017, Border Patrol agents along with the assistance of a CBP Air and Marine Operations helicopter, rescued three illegal aliens in a ranch near Bruni, Texas. The subjects resorted to calling 911 for assistance after they became lost in the brush. The illegal aliens were found in good health after they were evaluated by a Border Patrol Agent certified as an Emergency Medical Technician. The three illegal aliens were 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.