BROWNSVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas was credited with saving a migrant woman and her young son who were attacked and covered by thousands of bees, the agency said.
On Friday, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that the agent was patrolling the Rio Grande in Brownsville earlier in the week when bees entered his patrol vehicle.READ MORE: North Texas Congressman Jake Ellzey Sworn In After Upsetting Trump-Backed Susan Wright
The agent was looking for the origin of the bees Tuesday when he found what he thought was just a bundle of clothing covered in the insects. He then realized it was a woman curled into a ball.
He ordered her to run into his vehicle and discovered she was covering her 8-year-old boy.READ MORE: Exxon Posts $4.7B In Q2 Profit As Demand For Fuel Rebounds
The child began to vomit and the agent rushed the pair to a hospital, where they’re expected to recover.
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