FALFURRIAS, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — Border Patrol agents saved the lives of two illegal immigrants and found the remains of three others in the past few days.
The illegal immigrants, a man and a woman from Mexico, were rescued on Monday near Falfurrias after their smuggler left them behind. They were both rescued after the found and activated a rescue beacon which agents responded.
Agents found the remains of three immigrants, one on Saturday and two on Monday, on ranches in Brooks county.
So far in fiscal year 2013, Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley have saved the lives of more than 300 illegal immigrants whose lives were at risk due to a variety of circumstances.