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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents responding to 911 calls save lives

Release Date
Fri, 07/20/2018

FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents located and rescued a Mexican and Salvadoran national.

Yesterday, Falfurrias agents responded to two different 911 calls from the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office regarding reports of illegal aliens being lost in the brush. 

At 12:53 AM, agents rescued a Mexican national near Falfurrias, Texas, who showed signs of dehydration. He was transported to a local hospital, treated, and discharged.

At 1:30 PM, Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) agents found a Salvadoran national lost in the brush. The man was treated for minor injuries.

Both men will be processed accordingly.

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: Feb 03, 2021