A “heartbreaking” 911 call from a man who said he and approximately 80 other migrants were trapped in the back of a tanker truck and struggling to breathe has prompted a massive search in the San Antonio, Texas, area, the Bexar County sheriff told CBS News on Wednesday.
At approximately 10 p.m. on February 8, a man called 911 and told the dispatcher that he and other undocumented migrants were trapped, according to a recording of the call obtained by CBS News.
“We need help,” the caller said in Spanish. Others could be heard yelling, crying and breathing heavily throughout the nearly four-minute call.
“We are dying,” the man said, as others could be heard begging for help.
“We don’t have any more oxygen,” he added.
“How many people are there?” the dispatcher asked soon after.
“80 people,” the man replied. The dispatcher, sounding surprised, asked again — “How many? 80?” — but the call ended moments later.
Dispatchers received another call soon after. The caller told the dispatcher that he and the other migrants were still trapped in the truck and did not know where they were.
“We don’t see anything, we are inside of a tanker,” the man said, adding that he believed the truck was parked on the side of the road “because cars are driving by.” Read from source….