Border Patrol agents rescue people left behind by smugglers

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Source: CBP

February 07 2021 06:00 pm

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents rescue three individuals left behind by smugglers in two separate incidents.

The agency said on Tuesday afternoon, the McAllen Border Patrol station received information regarding an emergency call for assistance for two people who were lost in the brush near Havana, Texas. The caller also said the second traveler had lost consciousness and was in need of immediate help.

Agents responded to the last known GPS coordinates of the call and a search began. Within an hour, agents located the lost individuals and requested Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for the unresponsive person.

Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technicians treated the individual with oxygen and intravenous fluids and carried him out of the brush. Upon arrival, EMS transported the man to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

Early Wednesday morning, Border Patrol said the Kenedy County Sherriff’s Office notified them of a 911 call they received. The caller said he was alone, tired and thirsty and could no longer continue on his journey. Agents responded and located the Honduran national.

The agency said their agents provided the man with basic medical attention and transported him to the station for further processing.

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