MARFA, TX (NEWS RELEASE) -- A teenage boy reported missing over the weekend is back with his family following a multi-agency search in a remote section of Presidio County.
On Sunday March 10, the Presidio County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Border Patrol and CBP Air and Marine Operations located a lost child near the Chinati Hot Springs Resort in southern Presidio County.
The 14-year-old boy, who is autistic, wandered away from the resort around 9 a.m. and was reported missing after family members could not locate the child. The Presidio County Sheriff’s Office was contacted for assistance. The Sheriff’s office reached out to the Marfa Border Patrol Station to help with the search.
An extensive search was conducted with the assistance of a CBP Air and Marine helicopter.
At about 1:45 p.m. a Border Patrol agent located the boy more than a mile away from the resort. The boy was in good health and returned to his family by the sheriff’s office.
Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents patrol 517 miles of the southwest border that extends from Sierra Blanca, Texas to Sanderson, Texas.