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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents rescue subject suffering from dehydration

Release Date: 
September 24, 2015

FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector rescued a subject who was lost and contacted the Brooks County 911 dispatch center.

“Border Patrol agents continue to save lives of people who attempt to make the dangerous trek of illegally entering the United States or have been abandoned by unscrupulous human smugglers.  So far for fiscal year 2015, over 650 persons have been rescued due to the efforts of our dedicated Border Patrol agents,” stated RGV Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz.

The incident started late yesterday evening at approximately 10:00 pm when the lost subject dialed 911 and advised that he was lost in a local ranch in Falfurrias.  911 dispatch then contacted the Falfurrias checkpoint and agents were immediately dispatched to the area.  After several hours, agents located the subject and transported him to the Falfurrias station.  After further evaluation, local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were summoned to the station.  The subject was subsequently admitted to a local hospital for dehydration.

The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017