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Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents help locate missing elderly man

Release Date: 
July 7, 2015

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station assisted the Rio Grande City Police Department in locating an elderly man, who was disoriented and lost in the brush, early Tuesday morning.

Elderly man located by Border Patrol Agents

Elderly man located by Border Patrol Agents

The man was found after the Rio Grande City Police Department requested assistance from Border Patrol agents in locating an elderly man who was lost in the brush. Border Patrol Mobile Response Team (MRT) members, Office of Air and Marine personnel, and Rio Grande City Station agents immediately responded to assist with the search.  A short time later, police found the man. He was evaluated by MRT agents as well as first responders and was found to be in stable condition. He was taken to his residence and reunited with his family. 

The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the 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