Laredo Sector Border Patrol Rescues Illegal Alien in Distress
LAREDO, Texas – On May 30, 2018, the Laredo West Border Patrol Station rescued an illegal alien lost in a ranch near Laredo, Texas. The subject claimed to be lost and without food or water for two days, and resorted to calling 911 for assistance. The subject was found in need of medical attention and required hospitalization. The rescue was a result of the coordination between the Laredo West Border Patrol Station, the Laredo Response Unit, Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR), and air support from National Guard.
“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 Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel H. Acosta.
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 alien and/or drug smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free 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.