U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the Ysleta Port of Entry save the life of an elderly woman last weekend.
“Homeland security is our primary mission, however, our officers are often called upon as first responders to assist in medical emergencies,” said El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector A. Mancha.
“I applaud their efforts in helping this woman survive her medical emergency.”
CBP officials say the incident happened Sunday afternoon, November 15, when an 81-year-old U.S. citizen arrived as a passenger in a vehicle.
According to the officers, the woman was unconscious and had no pulse.
CBP Officers requested EMS, grabbed an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and immediately began CPR as on-site medical personnel responded and continued life support.
A short time later EMS arrived and transported the woman to a local hospital for care and treatment.
“The responding medical personnel informed CBP that had it not been for their quick response the woman likely would not have survived,” CBP officials added.