LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents from the Hebbronville Station rescued an individual after receiving a 911 call about a lost woman.
The initial call was received just before 2:00 a.m. on September 9, when the Jim Hogg County Sheriff’s Office transferred the call to the Hebbronville Station. The woman making the call told agents she had fallen from a fence and hurt her legs three days earlier. She also said she’d not had anything to eat or drink during that time, and was having difficulty walking.
Hebbronville agents and agents from the Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) unit responded to the area to look for the woman, who remained on the phone with agents to provide more information to help in the search. After searching for approximately an hour, agents located the lost woman.
The subject was then transported to the Hebbronville Station where a Border Patrol emergency medical technician (EMT) treated her for several superficial cuts and administered intravenous fluids to counter the effects of dehydration. The woman did not require any further medical treatment.
“Every day, our agents go above and beyond what is expected of them,” said Laredo Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens. “This rescue is just another example of the lengths agents go to in order to protect all human life.”