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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol rescues three lost subjects

Release Date: 
October 17, 2017

ISIDRO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued three subjects left behind in the brush.

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the Starr County Sheriff’s Office alerted the Rio Grande City station of a 911 caller who was lost in the brush near San Isidro, Texas. Falfurrias agents, along with an Air and Marine helicopter, responded to the last known GPS coordinates of the phone call and rescued three subjects that had been abandoned by their smuggler. Agents provided basic medical care for all three subjects.

RGV Sector urges immigrants not to jeopardize their lives by illegally entering the United States or by attempting to circumvent a checkpoint. The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

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February 3, 2021