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Rio Grande Valley Special Operations Group rescues two men in distress

Release Date: 
July 29, 2016

FALFURRIAS, Texas – The Rio Grande Valley Sector Special Operations Group (SOG) rescued two undocumented immigrants in two separate events this

Rio Grande Valley SOG memebers administer first aid
Rio Grande Valley SOG members
administer first aid

week. 

On Monday night, agents responded to a 911 call in reference to three lost subjects requesting assistance. The agents, assigned to SOG, located the group in distress and requested emergency medical services. A Helo flight responded and transported one of the subjects to Shoreline Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas.  The other two subjects were offered medical attention, both declined.  

SOG agents rescued another subject the following night. A young man made a 911 call and stated that he was lost and vomiting.  SOG paramedics were able to locate the subject and provide emergency medical treatment for dehydration.  The El Salvadoran national was able to recover and was subsequently transported to the Falfurrias Station. All subjects will be processed accordingly.

RGV Sector continues to see an increase in rescues. At just over 1000 rescues since October 1, 2015, the numbers have almost doubled from last year. 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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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017