BORSTAR aids off-road rollover victim

Agents assigned to the Yuma Sector Border Patrol  Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) team provide medical aid to a 25-year-old male involved in an off-road rollover accident in the Imperial Sand Dunes southwest of Buttercup Valley on Saturday.

Agents assigned to the Yuma Sector Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) team provided medical aid to a 25-year-old male involved in an off-road rollover accident in the Imperial Sand Dunes on Saturday, Nov. 30.

According to information provided by the Yuma Public Affairs Office, at approximately 1:20 p.m. BORSTAR agents were notified of a Polaris RZR rollover in the Imperial Sand Dunes southwest of Buttercup Valley.

Agents immediately responded to the area and discovered an adult male with significant injuries.

BORSTAR agents, who are all nationally-registered emergency medical technicians (EMTs) or paramedics, administered medication, splinted the individual’s arm, and stabilized him until a medical evacuation helicopter arrived and transported him to a level 1-trauma center.

BORSTAR responds to a growing number of injuries to Border Patrol agents, migrants, and members of the public along our nation’s borders. They also play a significant, concentrated role in rescuing those in distress and providing them with medical care and lifesaving aid.

James Gilbert can be reached at jgilbert@yumasun.com or 539-6854.

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