CBP - U.S. Customs and Border Protection

02/27/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/27/2019 12:41

CBP, Broward Sheriff's Office Prompt Actions Save the Life of Cruise Passenger at Port Everglades

, Fla.- - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Port Everglades and local law enforcement partners helped save the life of a cruise ship passenger suffering from an apparent heart attack.

Broward Sheriff's Office deputies and CBP officers administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and used the port''s Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to resuscitate the ailing man.

A doctor from the cruise ship and emergency responders arrived to continue first aid and transferred the passenger to a local hospital.

'Highly-trained CBP personnel and local law enforcement partners jumped in to save this man's life,' said Port Everglades Port Director Dylan DeFrancisci. 'The synergy between the Broward Sheriff's Office and Field Ops at Port Everglades is truly remarkable. I am proud of the lifesaving dedication of these CBP heroes and our Broward County Sheriff counterparts.'

Office of Field Operations (OFO), is responsible for border security -including anti-terrorism, immigration, anti-smuggling, trade compliance, and agriculture protection- while simultaneously facilitating lawful trade and travel at U.S. ports of entry that is critical to our Nation's economy.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations across Florida include travel and trade facilitation and securing over 1,200 miles of the coastal border.

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