On May 25, 2021, United States Border Patrol personnel assigned to the Carrizo Springs, TX Border Patrol Station were notified of a 911 call from a subject who stated she and another individual were attacked by bees. The caller stated that her travel companion was experiencing an adverse reaction to the bee stings. Border Patrol Agents responded to the GPS coordinates obtained by the 911 call. Upon arrival, the agents located two individuals, one of whom, a male Mexican Citizen, was unresponsive. An agent removed the man from the immediate area of the bees and requested Emergency Medical Services.
The man was transported from the scene by the Dimmit County EMS to the Dimmit County Medical Center, and subsequently transferred to the San Antonio Methodist Hospital by Life Flight. On May 26, 2021, the man succumbed to his ailments and was pronounced deceased by hospital staff.
The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office and CBP Office of Professional Responsibility are reviewing the incident. The DHS Office of Inspector General was also notified of the incident.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.