NORTHPORT, Wash. – U.S. Border Patrol agents on patrol near Boundary Port of Entry on the night of June 8 found a severely injured woman just off the roadway. Agents began to provide first aid as well as make an initial medical assessment. The woman had severe trauma to both arms and other potential trauma. Agents summoned Stevens County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office.
Paramedics who arrived on scene determined that due to the extent of the woman’s medical requirements, Life Flight Services were necessary. Border Patrol agents assisted in establishing the landing zone for the helicopter. The aggrieved female was then transported to a local hospital for treatment. Stevens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.
“This was good team work by agents, dispatchers, deputies and EMS. It is great to see the training and interagency communication efforts pay off when a situation like this comes up. Agents frequently encounter injured people in these remote areas; therefore, we train them to be prepared to provide first responder treatment in order to begin stabilizing injuries as well as notifying all the necessary agencies,” said Colville Station’s acting Patrol Agent in Charge Felix Morales.
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.