LOS EBANOS, Texas — Border Patrol officials say the group was unable to continue walking and was carried out to the closest road for medical treatment. Agents say the number of rescues are expected to increase, as temperatures stay in the triple digits.
Nearly 30 immigrants collapsed along these brushes due to heat exhaustion. Temperatures in the Valley are only rising and that makes the journey that much harder. Falfurrias Border agents patrolling Brooks County encountered over a dozen of immigrants severely dehydrated. Something agents say is becoming more and more common.
The group was found crossing a private ranch in the middle of a heat advisory. Emergency medical assistance was requested after agents say four migrants were unable to continue walking.
Border Patrol EMT’s administer IV’s and first aid. They address heat related illnesses not only for those walking or crossing the river, but for those being smuggled in hot cargo trucks.
Border Patrol agents have set up water stations with snacks along the brush to help migrants hydrate. Border Patrol adds that the migrants remain hospitalized and are expected to fully recover.