YUMA – A baby boy and his mother are in Phoenix getting him the medical care he needs thank to alert Yuma Sector Border Patrol agent patrolling east of the San Luis Port of Entry.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, on Tuesday afternoon, an agent assigned to the Yuma station came across a group of illegal crossers and discovered a seven-month-old baby boy in the group that needed medical attention.
The agent noticed that the baby had an exposed stoma and called an EMT to the scene to monitor him.
“After interviewing the parents about the baby’s medical history, he determined that the baby needed humidified oxygen,” said Enrique Mora, coordinator of Yuma Sector’s emergency medical program.
The baby, a citizen of Costa Rica, was flown to a Phoenix hospital for specialized care. His mother, who is from Venezuela, accompanied him to the hospital, while his Cuban father and two Venezuelan siblings remained in custody in Yuma.
“Our Emergency Medical Technicians take the initiative to gain additional skills beyond those of Border Patrol agents and are always ready to respond to the needs of the community,” Mora said. “Yesterday’s response exemplifies the commitment to ensuring the safety of aliens in distress.”