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Rescues Continue in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
October 9, 2018

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Rio Grande Valley continue to rescue subjects in brush and perilous situations.

Monday afternoon, the McAllen Police Department contacted the McAllen Border Patrol Station regarding a distressed 911 caller who was lost after smugglers abandoned her. Agents responded to the last known GPS coordinates of the caller to conduct a search. After hours of searching through the dense foliage, agents located the Honduran woman and provided her with basic medical attention.

Thursday afternoon, McAllen Border Patrol agents working near Sullivan City, Texas, apprehended a group of illegal aliens. While processing the group, one subject advised agents that a female that was travelling with them became unresponsive not too far from their current location. Agents searched the area and found the Guatemalan female in question. A Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technician assessed the subject and performed Basic Life Support. Agents removed the subject from the dense brush and requested transport to a hospital via Air Evac.

The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and danger awareness, such as “Operation Big Rig” and “No Se Arriesgue” to combat smuggling and ultimately save lives. Call 911 to report suspicious activity; “They’re humans, not cargo!”    

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Last modified: 
February 3, 2021