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Border Patrol Agents save woman left to die in extreme Texas heat by smugglers

June 27, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Border Patrol Agents save woman left to die in extreme Texas heat by smugglers

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Border Patrol agents rescued a woman who was left to die by her human smugglers because she could not keep up with them. Officials discovered her unresponsive and exhibiting symptoms of heat stroke, which is a condition that could be life-threatening.

Agents working in the Laredo Sector found the woman in distress while working on a ranch near the small city of El Cenizo, Texas. They were pursuing a group of people whom they believed were illegal aliens, Breitbart Texas reported.

After seeing that she was unconscious, the agents carried her to their vehicle.

The Border Patrol agents informed dispatch to call for medical assistance, but an EMT trained Border Patrol agent arrived and started to try to stabilize her and lower her body temperature until first responders came.

Officials learned that the woman to was a native of Guatemala.

“The fact that these smugglers abandoned this young lady and left her to die with temperatures over one hundred degrees demonstrates how heartless these organizations are. Had it not been for our agents’ determination to locate every person in the group, she would not have received medical assistance within the golden hour, and this lady would have succumbed to the extreme elements,” Laredo Sector Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel Acosta said in a statement.

There are many cases in which human smugglers abandon victims to die – most of the coyotes are linked to drug cartels. If a smuggled migrant fails to keep up because they are dehydrated, injured, or exhausted, the coyotes simply leave them behind to die in the sweltering Texas heat. These ruthless smugglers have no doubts about leaving children behind – including to use them as bait to divert border agents.

According to Breitbart Texas, Brooks County saw a rise in 2016 in the numbers of undocumented immigrant deaths. On June 22nd, it was reported that three migrants who were trying to evade the checkpoint in Falfurrias, Texas, were discovered dead in just one day.

“We are at 24 (bodies) so far this year,” Brooks County Sheriff Benny Martinez said. “This is ahead of where we were this time last year, and we ended with 61.”

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