When Illegal Aliens Call 911, Border Patrol Takes Action

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Posted: Jul 02, 2019 6:00 PM
When Illegal Aliens Call 911, Border Patrol Takes Action

Source: AP Photo/Eric Gay

Attempting to enter the America illegally can be a perilous journey. Sometimes illegal aliens dial 911 when they need help, and when they make that call, the United States Border Patrol comes to the rescue.

On Sunday June 30th Border Patrol agents responded to a Honduran man’s 911 call. Here are the details from the CBP press release:

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.

A May press release provides details about a Mexican man who dialed 911 and “reported he was injured and experiencing extreme difficulty breathing.”

A helicopter scanned from above as agents down below also looked for the man. Once the helicopter identified his location, agents rescued him:

An Air and Marine Operations helicopter searched the area from the air while Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station searched on the ground. The helicopter spotted the man shortly after 10:00 a.m. and guided agents to his location where it was determined that he was in need of advanced medical care.

The man lost consciousness several times and was revived by medically trained agents.

Ajo Ambulance further stabilized the caller and requested the medical airlift that transported the man to a local hospital where was treated for injuries, and subsequently released. 

The man will face immigration charges.

While it did not involve a 911 call, Border Patrol agents saved the life of a 13-year-old boy who nearly died in the Rio Grande River last week. The boy had been underwater over one minute when they retrieved him and administered CPR.