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Thanks to the actions of U.S. Border Patrol agents on ATV’s, two migrants were rescued from the desert after a desperate call to 911.
U.S. Border Patrol officials share that agents responded to a distress call received by New Mexico State Police (NMSP) Central Dispatch on the late afternoon of Thursday, February 25.
Santa Teresa Border Patrol agents using All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) responded, and immediately began an extensive search for the two people.
“The individuals requested assistance from NMSP on a dropped 911 call,” officials add. “Agents found the two people stranded in a remote location in the desert almost three miles from their last known location.”
A Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) arrived a short time later, and determined that one of the people appeared to be suffering from the effects of dehydration. The EMT administered intravenous fluids and both were given water, food and transported to the Santa Teresa Station for intake and processing.
“Transnational Criminal Organizations continue to recklessly expose and abandon human beings they are attempting to smuggle through remote areas and the harsh terrain of the desert,” stated El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez. “After an extensive search, ATV agents were able to rescue the two stranded, distressed individuals left in harm’s way.”
At the station, medical personnel again evaluated the individuals’ physical health, deemed them fit for travel, and both were subsequently were returned to Mexico.