Border Patrol agents find lost boy

By Susan McFarland (Contact)
Monday, August 31, 2009

CORPUS CHRISTI — U.S. Border Patrol agents helped find a lost boy and reunite him with his mother Sunday after they were separated while trying to enter the country illegally.

On Friday, when the mother and other suspected illegal immigrants were stopped in Falfurrias, she informed agents that her 10-year-old son was missing, according to a news release.

Agents began searching but didn’t find the boy until early Sunday, when the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office forwarded information to agents from a 911 caller claiming to be lost with no water supply.

Within a few hours, nine suspected illegal immigrants were found, including the boy, who was reunited with his mother. All are awaiting deportation, officials said.