Border Patrol agent helps deliver baby in Granjeno

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Border Patrol agents trained as Emergency Medical Technicians helped two infants in medical emergencies earlier this week, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

A Border Patrol agent trained as an Emergency Medical Technician helped deliver a woman’s baby on Monday after agents encountered the woman near Granjeno, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Early Monday morning, Border Patrol agents near Granjeno encountered a woman in distress. When the woman told agents that she was going into labor, an agent trained as an Emergency Medical Technician was called to the scene, and helped the woman deliver her baby.

The woman and her child were transported to a local hospital, and remain in stable condition, according to the news release.

In a separate incident earlier in the week, Border Patrol agents stationed in Weslaco encountered a Honduran woman carrying her 7-month-old infant, who was unresponsive and unable to breathe, according to the news release. An agent trained as an Emergency Medical Technician arrived at the scene and began medical treatment. Once agents were able to get the infant breathing again, the mother and her infant were both transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. The infant was admitted to a local hospital due to a respiratory illness, according to the news release.

Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla Jr. stated in the news release:

“Such chaotic scenes have become a familiar sign in an active few weeks for our agents. We are fortunate to have skilled agents who compassionately provide impressive medical knowledge to those in distress and keep cool under crisis.”

U.s. Customs and Border Protection encourages the public to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

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