HAVRE, MONT.—Border Patrol agents from the Shelby, Mont. station assisted Glacier County Sheriff's deputies and EMS in locating three juveniles who were overdue from a float trip on Cut Bank Creek.
The three juveniles began floating Cut Bank Creek just west of the town of Cut Bank at approximately 5 p.m., expecting to reach their destination in a few hours. At 1:30 a.m., the Shelby Station received a request for assistance from Glacier County to help locate the group, who were now several hours overdue.
At approximately 3 a.m., agents utilizing a FLIR thermal imaging camera located the three juveniles on the creek, and were able to assist them in reaching EMS and sheriff's officers waiting nearby. All three were determined to be in good health and were returned to their parents.
"Integrated efforts such as this, between the Border Patrol and the Glacier County Sheriff's Department, are an example of how working together with our partners helps to keep our communities, and residents, safe," said Chief Patrol Agent Christopher Richards. "By communicating closely with the Glacier County deputies, we were able to work together and locate the missing juveniles and return them to their families safely."
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.