On Sunday afternoon, two illegal aliens, were rescued by Ajo Station Border Patrol agents and an Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter aircrew southwest of Tucson after being abandoned by their smuggler.
The two distressed young men were without provisions on a desolate hilltop, approximately 10 miles north of the border when agnts encountered them. One of the subjects, a 20 year-old Mexican national, was severally dehydrated and in need of medical care.
A DPS Ranger helicopter unit assisted by extracting the man and transporting him to an awaiting air ambulance. The 20 year-old man was subsequently taken to a local hospital for further care.
The other subject, a 17-year-old Mexico national, did not require medical attention and was transported to the Ajo Border Patrol Station to be processed for immigration violations.
The older individual will also be processed for immigration violations once he is medically cleared.