Port of San Luis CBP Officers Deliver Baby, Save Overdose Victim


TUCSON – As they do on a regular basis, Port of San Luis U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers came to the rescue this week when they saved a man from dying of an apparent drug overdose, and helped deliver a baby.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), officers delivered aid to a pregnant 24-year-old woman who arrived at the port along with her mother early last Saturday morning. The expectant mother’s mother had requested medical assistance for her daughter, who was in labor. Although emergency medical personnel was called on, the baby was not willing to wait and a CBP officer, trained as Emergency Medical Technician safely delivered a baby boy, along with the assistance of an another officer, before EMS arrived at the port.

An ambulance transported the new mother and her baby to a local hospital for medical evaluation.

Then on Monday evening, CBP officers encountered a 32-year-old driver with his 27-year-old brother, who was unresponsive in the vehicle. The man informed officers that his younger brother had taken drugs earlier and was not feeling well. A CBP officer administered Naloxone (medication designed to rapidly reverse an opioid overdose) and additional supportive care until the San Luis Fire Department arrived to the port and transported him to a nearby hospital for further routine aftercare.

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