Officials from the US Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations at the Del Rio Port of Entry performed life-saving procedures on a three-month-old baby. The incident happened when a woman traveling in a black Chevrolet Tahoe arrived at the elementary school in the car with her three-month-old baby in her arms. The mother reported to the primary care officer that the child was choking and unresponsive. The CBP officer then removed the child while another CBP officer ensured that the child’s airway was not obstructed.
Seeing that the child was unresponsive and the color was changing, the CBP officer took immediate action and began performing the Heimlich maneuver while taking the child to the secondary inspection area. In middle school, the lead officer continued to perform back thrusts and sternum massages, while another CBP officer began encouraging and shaking exercises in an attempt to help the boy breathe on his own. After about two minutes of these continuous efforts, the child finally reacted and began to show signs of life.
Emergency medical services from Val Verde Regional Medical Center later arrived on the scene, where the child was transferred to their care and taken to Val Verde Regional Medical Center for further medical assistance.
US Customs and Border Protection is the joint border agency within the Department of Homeland Security tasked with the comprehensive management, control and protection of our nation’s borders, integrating customs, immigration, border security and agricultural protection in and between officials. ports of entry.