Border agents rescue and treat migrants suffering from heat-related illnesses

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HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — Border Patrol agents rescued several undocumented immigrants in separate incidents starting Wednesday.

Agents working in Peñitas observed several individuals running into an irrigation ditch and were able to arrest seven subjects. While waiting for transportation, a Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) searched the area and located a Mexican national with dehydration symptoms. The release says aid was administered and the patient was taken to a local medical facility for treatment.

Later in the day, agents responded to an emergency call from an individual stating he was lost and could not walk. After an hour search, authorities located six undocumented immigrants who were then taken to the station, where they were evaluated and cleared.

Additionally, agents at another location responded to a 911 call from a man lost and in need of help. The man was located and given medical attention.

Thursday morning, agents received information of a man from El Salvador who had called 911. Agents responded to the last known location and were able to transfer the man and get him medical attention.

Agents from the Fort Brown Station also discovered a Mexican national suffering from dehydration. The man was rescued and given medical treatment.

Later, agents responded to an emergency call from two men in need of help. Agents were able to locate them but the men denied medical assistance.

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