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CBP Air and Marine Provides Crucial Assistance to USBP Agents

LAREDO, TEXAS – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents together with CBP Air and Marine Operations rendered aid to a severely dehydrated subject on Highway 255 in Laredo.

 Tuesday afternoon, agents assigned to the Laredo West Station rescued a subject found in the brush after a 911 call was received.  In a collaborative effort, Border Patrol agents and the CBP Air and Marne helicopter were deployed to assist in the search and found the subject.

 After a brief search, agents found the subject unconscious underneath thick brush.  The helicopter landed near the area where a Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technician who is a Supplemental Air Crew member, began to administer intravenous therapy to the subject.  After treatment the subject was transported to a local hospital for further treatment.

Record checks revealed the subject was from the country of Mexico.

The Laredo Sector Border Patrol will continue to warn against the dangers of people crossing illegally into the United States through dangerous environmental conditions.  Our Border Safety Initiative (BSI) is a humanitarian, bi-national strategy designed to reduce illegal alien deaths, educate and inform potential illegal aliens of the dangers and hazards of crossing the border illegally, and to respond to those who are in life-threatening situations.

Office of Air and Marine assist Border Patrol Agents

To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994. 

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