Rio Grande Valley Agents Save one Life and Discover two Deceased

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Texas Border Business

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents rescue a subject that was injured and abandoned by his smuggler. In other areas of the sector, agents encounter skeletal remains and a body in the Rio Grande.

On Thursday afternoon, the Starr County Sheriff’s office informed the Rio Grande City station of a 911 call regarding a subject in distress near La Grulla, Texas. Using the GPS coordinates of his cell phone, agents encountered the subject and transported him to an awaiting EMS unit. The Mexican national remains hospitalized and will be processed accordingly once medically cleared for travel.

On Wednesday afternoon, agents assigned to the Falfurrias station were contacted by ranch workers regarding skeletal remains discovered on the ranch. The remains were turned over to the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office.

Shortly afterward, agents assigned to the McAllen station encountered a deceased subject floating in the Rio Grande close to the Mexican bank of the river. Agents contacted Mexican authorities who were patrolling the river. The authorities responded and recovered the decedent.

The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and danger awareness, such as “Operation Big Rig” and “No Se Arriesgue” to combat smuggling and ultimately save lives. Call 911 to report suspicious activity; “They’re humans, not cargo

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