McAllen UH-60 Crew Rescues Six Stranded Aliens, Three of Them Infants
EDINBURG, Texas – A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the McAllen Air and Marine Branch of Air and Marine Operations (AMO) rescued six illegal aliens that were stuck on a remote peninsula after illegally entering the United States.
Yesterday, a McAllen Air Branch based UH60 crew spotted a group of six illegal aliens, three infants and three adults, in distress in a Resaca near McAllen, Texas. Due to no access roads, and the apparent fatigue of the group, the crew elected to find the safest landing area and move to a low hover and deploy an AMO Aviation Enforcement Agent and two Office of Field Operations Special Response Team personnel.
The agents and officers used a crash axe to widen a landing zone, which allowed the crew to make a one-wheel landing. The deployed personnel assisted the migrants to the Black Hawk, and they were safely flown to the levee and handed over to US Border Patrol agents.
All subjects will be processed accordingly
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.