LAREDO, Texas – On August 13.- Laredo Sector Marine Unit rescued a Mexican Citizen from drowning in the Rio Grande River.
Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Laredo Sector Marine unit were working their assigned duties when they observed several subjects jump into the river and began swimming back to Mexico from the United States. The agents remained in the water to monitor the subjects’ safety. Moments later, one of the subjects became physically exhausted from swimming and began to show signs of distress. The agents noticed that the subject was struggling to stay afloat and immediately rushed to render aid by providing a personal floatation device. The agents successfully moved the subject to safety. Medical attention was offered but subject declined.
The subject was transported to the station to be processed accordingly where record checks determined he was from the country of Mexico.
“These events illustrate how the men and women of the United States Border Patrol not only serve to protect our borders, but are also committed to the preservation of life and assist anyone in need,” said Acting Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens.