LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Hebbronville Station (HEB) responded to a 911 emergency call that ultimately resulted in the rescue of two illegal aliens who were lost in the brush near Hebbronville, Texas.
The separate rescues occurred after HEB Station received a report from the Jim Hogg County Sheriff’s Office (JHCSO) an hour past midnight on Saturday, February 3. The sheriff’s office reported receiving a 911 emergency call from a subject who stated that he suffers from diabetes and was lost in the brush. JHCSO provided telephone coordinates for the caller and U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to search that area.
Approximately an hour later, the subject was located on a ranch property about 18 miles southeast of Hebbronville, Texas. The subject was evaluated in the field by a U.S. Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Following his assessment, the EMT recommended that the subject be taken to a hospital for further medical treatment. The individual was determined to be a citizen of Guatemala illegally in the United States. The illegal alien further reported to the agents that another man who was also lost, had been left behind in the brush about 30 minutes behind him. The agents proceeded to transport the rescued illegal alien to a Laredo hospital for treatment and continued searching for the second reported lost individual.
Two and a half hours later, the agents found the second individual about 2 miles south of where the first illegal alien had been rescued. He, too, was determined to be a Guatemalan national illegally in the United States. He was treated for dehydration in the field and administered fluids intravenously by the Border Patrol EMT. He was also transported to a hospital in Laredo to be treated.
Once treated and medically cleared for detention and travel, the two rescued illegal aliens will be processed accordingly.