EDINBURG, Texas — The U.S. Border Patrol says its agents have rescued two men near the Texas border who were in danger because of extreme heat.
Agents say that on Sunday they rescued a man who was abandoned by a human smuggler and got lost in the brush near La Grulla. He called 911 and Starr County dispatchers told agents where to find him. They dropped water and took him to another location to be treated for dehydration.
On Monday, 911 dispatchers in Brooks County told agents where to find a man who was in distress. Agents used a search-and-rescue K-9 to find the man, who was severely dehydrated.
Border patrol agents say that since Oct. 1, agents from the Rio Valley Grande Sector have rescued more than 300 people who had medical issues while trying to cross the border.