Agents Rescue Migrants From Baboquivari Mountains

Southern Air Rescue assists the United States Border Patrol on a Search and Rescue Mission in the Baboquivari Mountains,

Three male illegal aliens found themselves in a dangerous situation in the Baboquivari Mountains southwest of Tucson, called 9-1-1 for help and were rescued early Wednesday by CBP Air and Marine Operations and U.S. Border Patrol agents.

3 foreign nationals are treated after being rescued

After their call was relayed to a Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) team, they boarded a CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter launched from the Tucson Air Branch to locate the men.

The men claiming to be stranded on a precarious mountain ledge were soon located on the side of a cliff on Baboquivari Peak, west of State Route 286. Agents determined the men, identified as two Mexican nationals, ages 19 and 20, and a 31-year-old Guatemalan national, would require an aerial extraction due to treacherous terrain.

After BORSTAR agents medically stabilized two of the men injured earlier in the day, AMO’s flight crew hoisted all three men to awaiting ambulances.

EMTs from Three Points Fire Department transported the two injured men to area hospitals for further treatment. The third man, although exhausted, was uninjured and transported to the Tucson Border Patrol Station for processing.

All three men will be processed for immigration violations once medically cleared for travel.

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  1. Should have dropped them off across the broder from a hundred feet from the ground.

  2. Thank God through decades of excessive taxation we’ve been able to waste more publicly funded resources to rescue criminal aliens from “treacherous terrain” so far inland from the international border.
    We could have instead squandered the wasted cost of the medical response and helicopter rides on domestic services benefiting our own worthy legal citizens, but instead with a clear conscience we’ve given free helicopter rides to a trio of idiot’s.
    It’s not as if these clowns were plucked by space aliens and dropped against their will into thier “treacherous terrain”, no instead they deliberately, willingly and knowingly broke our laws, trampled our sovereignty and criminally invaded our nation and then called on 911 to provide the publicly provided site seeing helicopter tours of the “treacherous terrain” of the Baboquivari Mountains.

    The Oracle

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