CBP officers save unresponsive toddler at El Paso port of entry

El Paso News

A toddler is now in stable condition after CBP officers saved her at an El Paso port of entry on Saturday night.

According to a news release, officers were conducting an enforcement operation at the Ysleta crossing when the family of an unresponsive two-year-old U.S. citizen girl alerted them.

Officials say CBP then requested backup and provided medical help and restored her breathing. 

Emergency responders later arrived and took the girl to El Paso Children’s Hospital for further treatment. 

According to the release, CBP officers later learned that the toddler was diagnosed with Flu-B. She was prescribed medicine and was released from the hospital.

“A possible Mother’s Day weekend tragedy was averted by the quick and decisive actions of CBP officers,” said CBP El Paso port director Beverly Good. “CBP officers will often act as first responders when medical emergencies arise at our border ports of entry.”

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