Border Patrol, Tohono O’odham Police Find Missing 8-Year-Old

[Photo courtesy CBP]

Late last week, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents, working with Tohono O’odham Police Department, found an 8-year-old child reported missing south of Sells by his mother.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, on Thursday at approximately 7:30 p.m., a concerned mother flagged down Border Patrol agents from the Three Points Station and told them that her young son had been missing for several hours.

An extensive nearly two hour search of the area was conducted by Border Patrol agents and officers from the Tohono O’odham Police Department. They were assisted by a helicopter supporting Border Patrol operations.

The helicopter spotted a person south of the woman’s residence and guided agents to the missing child, who was found in good health and returned to his mother.

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