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Man dies after he is found unresponsive northwest of Santa Teresa, New Mexico

Release Date
Mon, 08/14/2023

On Friday, July 7, 2023, at approximately 7 p.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the Santa Teresa New Mexico Border Patrol Station received notification of an individual in distress from the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office which included a general area to search. Agents responded in search of the individual at approximately 7:10 p.m. to an area approximately 3.43 miles northwest of the Santa Teresa, N.M. Port of Entry.
 
Agents encountered an unresponsive adult male Mexican citizen suffering from a seizure at approximately 7:20 p.m. Agents requested emergency medical services via radio at approximately 7:21 p.m. Agents checked the man’s vital signs and noted the man was breathing and had a pulse; they then poured water on him to cool him down and placed him in a recovery position.
 
Medical personnel from the Dona Ana County Fire Department arrived on scene at approximately 7:30 p.m. and began rendering aid. Additional medical personnel from American Medical Response arrived on scene at approximately 7:35 p.m. and assumed primary medical care. The man was transported at approximately 7:50 p.m. by AMR medical personnel to The Hospitals of Providence – Transmountain Campus for elevated treatment. Agents performing hospital watch duties reported the man had been admitted into the hospital at approximately 9:30 p.m. The man was transferred to the intensive care unit at the hospital at approximately 10:50 p.m. for additional treatment.
 
Paragon Security personnel from the El Paso Hard-Sided Facility took over hospital watch duties at approximately 12:25 a.m. on July 8 and informed Santa Teresa New Mexico Border Patrol Station the man had been declared deceased by hospital medical personnel on July 9 at 11:28 a.m.
 
Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility special agents spoke with the charge nurse at the hospital at approximately 12:30 p.m. The nurse confirmed the man was admitted and treated by the hospital, his condition worsened and his date and time of death was July 9 at 11:28 a.m.
 
This incident is under review by the El Paso County Office of the Medical Examiner and CBP’s OPR. The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General was also notified.

 

Last Modified: Jan 04, 2024