Border Patrol agents in South Texas rescued an unresponsive migrant woman who collapsed in the brush-covered ranchlands near the Mexican border. Elsewhere, agents found another migrant woman shortly after she died.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents found an unresponsive migrant woman in the brush on a ranch near the border. The Laredo West Station agents and agents from the Horse Patrol unit teamed up to save the woman’s life, according to a tweet by Laredo Sector Chief Patrol Agent Matthew Hudak.
I remain immensely proud of the #lifesaving work that our #USBP agents do on a daily basis. Their work and these rescues are rarely caught on video like this one was. An #EMT certified agent provided critical lifesaving care and, and with other agents, saved this women. #RESCUE https://t.co/hHeQ2NY0EF
— Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak (@USBPChiefLRT) April 8, 2021
An Emergency Medical Technician Border Patrol agent began lifesaving measures on the unconscious woman. After reviving the woman agents transported her to a local hospital for additional medical care.
Another migrant woman was not so fortunate. Agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector found the body of a migrant woman who appeared to have died just hours earlier, according to a report from the Brook County Sheriff’s Office.
Brooks County Deputy Jonathan Melendez received information about a deceased woman found on a ranch south of the Falfurrias Border Patrol checkpoint on April 6. After meeting a Border Patrol agent at the gate of the ranch, the recovery team drove 5 miles into the ranch.
The deputy observed the recently deceased woman lying on her back. He said the condition of her body indicated she died earlier in the day.
A Border Patrol agent assigned to the Missing Children Unit assisted with the investigation. The agent made contact with the consulate of the decedent and tentatively identified the woman as 23-year-old Blanca Monge-Elias, the report states.
The deputy arranged transportation of the woman’s body to the Webb County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and positive identification.