— CBP South Texas (@CBPSouthTexas) June 27, 2019
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents stationed at the Eagle Pass South Station performed life-saving CPR after rescuing a 13-year-old migrant Tuesday. According to a tweet posted by CBP South Texas, the migrant was found in the Rio Grande before being taken into CBP care.
“Words cannot express my gratitude nor convey the sense of pride I have for these agents,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “Without a doubt, their quick life-saving actions brought this young man back from the brink of death.”
According to Thursday’s press release, border patrol agents spotted two migrants struggling to stay afloat in the Rio Grande river. Agents then identified a third individual downstream who appeared to be fully submerged and unmoving. They immediately performed CPR on the migrant, which saved his life. The migrant was later taken to a local hospital accompanied by his mother.