Border Patrol agents saved an illegal alien in Arizona on Monday who was suffering heat-related injuries after illegally crossing the border into the United States.
Agents in the Tucson Sector encountered the 25-year-old Mexican national attempting to wave down cars on a roadway near the Three Points area, according to a press release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). When agents performed an initial assessment of the man, he suddenly collapsed and became unresponsive. It was then one of the agents, a certified emergency medical technician, rendered medical aid that included performing CPR for several minutes. The man was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for further treatment.
"All U.S. Border Patrol agents are trained first responders and are taught basic lifesaving maneuvers such as CPR," CBP said in a press release. "Tucson Sector’s more than 230 EMTs and dozens of paramedics can render immediate care in the field, as well as in route to advanced medical facilities, to individuals in critical, lifesaving need. Collaboration with other federal, tribal, state and local partners ensures that people lost or injured in southern Arizona’s remote, inhospitable areas are given the best possible chance for survival."