UPDATED 7:06 PM PT – Saturday, July 9, 2022
A migrant’s life was saved by a border patrol agent in Texas. On Friday, Chief patrol agent Jason Owens from the Del Rio sector shared pictures of EMT trained agents reviving a man suffering from heat exhaustion.
A male subject was encountered barely responsive & appeared to be suffering from heat distress.
Brackettville station EMT agents responded, providing emergency cooling measures & IV therapy until EMS arrived.
Another person alive today, thanks to the men & women in green! pic.twitter.com/SQ0Ehwe44H
— Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens (@USBPChiefDRT) July 8, 2022
The chief said the man was encountered barely responsive. They began to provide emergency cooling measures and IV therapy.
Del Rio Sector Weekend Recap
• Apprehensions: 4,946
• Gotaways known: 922
• Rescues: 38
• Deaths: 2 (Both due to elements)
• Criminals: 2 pic.twitter.com/ij3kWbtQTt
— Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens (@USBPChiefDRT) July 5, 2022
Earlier this week, the Del Rio sector reported encountering the largest group it ever has at one time of 536 migrants.
Del Rio Sector’s recent large group apprehensions. pic.twitter.com/7aak5fsVJO
— Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens (@USBPChiefDRT) July 7, 2022
This comes amid continuous warnings from border agents and Biden officials for migrants to not take the dangerous journey.