LAREDO, Texas – On August 8, Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Hebbronville Border Patrol Station received information from Jim Hogg County Sherriff’s Office regarding several individuals in distress. The individuals resorted to calling 911 for assistance and claimed to be lost. Agents were dispatched to the area, and with the assistance of aerial support from CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and the Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR), located four men in a ranch near Hebbronville, Texas.
Upon encountering the individuals, BORSTAR agents treated all four subjects in the field for dehydration. All four individuals were identified as being from the countries of Guatemala and El Salvador and subsequently transported to the Hebbronville Border Patrol Station to be processed accordingly.
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.