Sheriff’s deputies found 37 undocumented immigrants crammed inside a sweltering hot 18-wheeler at a San Antonio truck stop and unable to get out.
Fox News reports that the Frio County Sheriff’s Office made the discovery after receiving a call about people trapped inside a tractor-trailer.
“We checked the trailer of the truck and we noticed a small little door on the back of the trailer and there were hands sticking out trying to open up the door,” Sergeant Jerry Reyna of the Frio County Sheriff’s Office told KSAT 12.
Many of the immigrants were “in various stages of heat exhaustion and dehydration” and had been trapped inside the truck for at least four hours, Fox News reported.
“They were real sweaty, dehydrated, heat exhaustion,” Reyna said. “Some of them we had to literally drag out of the back of the trailer because they couldn’t walk for themselves.”