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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents come to aid in vehicle accident

Release Date: 
November 23, 2016

FALFURRIAS, Texas – Border Patrol agents came to the aid of two civilians who were involved in a vehicle accident on Tuesday morning.

BORSTAR operatos perform first aid at accident scene
BORSTAR operators perform first aid at
accident scene

The rescue occurred when the pilot of an Air and Marine Operations helicopter observed a roll over involving a civilian vehicle just south of the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint on Highway 281.  Agents trained as Emergency Medical Technicians and BORSTAR operators immediately responded to the area and found a white Chevrolet pickup truck on its side.  Two people with multiple injuries were discovered inside the vehicle.

The agents provided care until an ambulance arrived.  Both civilians were transported to Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, Texas. 

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017