Customs and Border Protection is thanking a McAllen-based helicopter crew for helping to rescue a Border Patrol agent who was attacked by bees. According to a news release from the Rio Grande Valley office of the CBP, the officer was stung hundreds of times when the bees attacked him last Tuesday. A Blackhawk helicopter from the McAllen Air Branch of Air and Marine Operations was on patrol and flew to the area, picking up the agent and flying him to a local hospital. The condition of the agent was not given in the news release.
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