LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - Agents with the Laredo Sector Border Patrol rescued five undocumented immigrants who were in need of assistance during four separate incidents.
According to Border Patrol, the first incident happened on March second when agents found an individual lost at a ranch near San Ygnancio, Texas.
The man resorted to calling 911 for help after he become lost in the brush.
On the same day, agents rescued two females who were lost at a ranch in northwest of Laredo. The two called authorities after they became lost.
On March third, agents were called out to a ranch near Hebbronville where a man said he was lost in the brush for four days. With the help of the Webb County Sheriff’s Office and Marine Operations helicopter, agents were able to rescue the man.
The next day on March fourth agents rescued a man who was lost at a ranch northwest of Laredo.
The man called authorities after he got lost in the brush. Agents say the man appeared to be showing signs of dehydration and had blisters on his feet. Border Patrol agents were able to assist with the man’s medical needs.
In all four cases, the individuals were in good health and were determined to be from Mexico and living in the U.S. illegally.
Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel H. Acosta says, “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.”