Migrant Rescues

Feds Recover 14 Migrants, 82 Pounds of Meth from Capsized Smuggling Boat

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations aircrew teamed up with a Coast Guard vessel to rescue 14 people from a capsized human smuggling boat. During the interdiction, officials found three packages containing 82 pounds of methamphetamine in the water off the coast of San Diego, California.

Coast Guardsmen and a CBP AMO aircrew team up to rescue 14 migrants and seize 82 pounds of methamphetamine. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

WATCH: BORSTAR Agents Rescue 3 Dehydrated Migrants in Desert

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents rescued three migrants who became lost and dehydrated in the desert in two incidents over the weekend. A video tweeted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan shows a Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) paramedic agent responding to assist in the rescue.

Border Patrol BORSTAR agents from the El Centro Sector provide medical assistance to dehydrated migrants in Southern California. (Twitter Video Screencapture/U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Five Migrants Rescued from Dehydration Along Texas Border

Border Patrol agents in South Texas carried out multiple rescues of migrants as summertime temperatures approached the century mark. Agents rescued at least four who became distressed or dehydrated after illegally crossing the border from Mexico and one who suffered a snake bite while attempting to sneak around an interior immigration checkpoint.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents save life of migrant who was lost without food or water in summer heat. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Migrant Rescued from Near-Death in Texas Heat near Border

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a migrant who nearly died from the extreme heat along the Texas border with Mexico. The rescue marks the 222nd time this fiscal year that agents in this single sector have rescued migrants being smuggled into the U.S.

Rio Grande Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a Mexican illegal alien who was about to die in the Texas heat. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Two Migrants Saved from Drowning in California Border Canal

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents rescued two migrants from almost drowning in California border canals near Calexico late last week. The migrants were attempting to illegally enter the United States when they got in trouble with the swift-moving water.

Laredo Sector Agents Rescue Migrant in Rio Grande River. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)