EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection is saddened to report the death of an unidentified woman on Thursday morning in a South Texas hospital.
On July 5, 2020, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City station were tracking a group of illegal aliens near La Grulla, Texas, when they discovered a woman who appeared to be suffering from dehydration and was semi-responsive. Agents rendered aid and contacted EMS who transported her to a local hospital. Medical personnel determined the woman required sedation and placement on a ventilator. On July 9, 2020, the woman passed away.
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.