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McAllen UH-60 Crew Rescues Unresponsive Woman, Assists Border Patrol in Apprehension of 33

Release Date: 
May 14, 2021

EDINBURG, Texas – A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the McAllen Air and Marine Branch of Air and Marine Operations rescued a non citizen migrant, who was found to be unresponsive while the crew was working with USBP agents assigned to the Falfurrias Border Patrol station in tracking a large group in the vast ranch lands of Brooks County, Texas.

Today, a McAllen Air Branch based UH-60 crew received of a report of a group of over 33 migrants in the ranch lands near Falfurrias, Texas. While USBP agents on the ground were apprehending the subjects, they informed the UH-60 crew that they had encountered a female that was unresponsive. The crew elected to land and deploy an Air and Marine Operations Paramedic to assess and treat the woman. He informed the crew that she would need evacuation to the Falfurrias checkpoint to be transported by EMS. She was loaded aboard the UH-60 and transported to awaiting ground transportation at the checkpoint.

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May 14, 2021