BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Fort Brown Station responded to a 9-1-1 call placed by a man in distress. Agents located three people, one of whom was extremely ill and in need of medical help. The man informed the agents that he was diabetic and experiencing a diabetic episode. Border Patrol agents trained as Emergency Medical Technicians arrived on scene and rendered medical assistance until an ambulance arrived.
The man was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he is in stable condition. He was determined to be a national of Mexico illegally present in the United States.
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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.