EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass Station located and rescued a Honduran male suffering from a heat-related illness near Eagle Pass shortly after he placed a 911 call, June 30.
“Many of the people attempting to illegally enter this country are ill-prepared for the unforgiving terrain and temperatures they face,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “Our agents do a tremendous job rescuing and providing life-saving care to those who need help.”
Agents from the Eagle Pass Station received a 911 call from a migrant who was lost on a ranch near Eagle Pass. Agents determined his approximate location and responded to the area. Agents conducted a search and found the disoriented man. Upon encounter, agents provided basic first aid and gave him water. He declined additional medical treatment and was transported to the Eagle Pass South Station for processing. On the way, he began to throw up and was subsequently taken to a local hospital for more advanced treatment.
The man was later released from the hospital after being treated for severe dehydration and will be processed per CBP guidelines.