After Illegally Entering U.S., Migrant Calls 911 For Rescue By Border Patrol

U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station responded to an illegal alien in distress East of Why, Arizona. With a response from local partners, the man was successfully treated. [Photo from CBP]

TUCSON – On Monday morning, a 21-year-old Mexican national was rescued by U.S. Border Patrol agents from a remote desert trail east of Why, after he called 911. The man crossed into the United States illegally, before becoming lost.

The man called 911 to report that he was injured and experiencing extreme difficulty breathing.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), “an Air and Marine Operations helicopter searched the area while Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station searched on the ground. The helicopter spotted the man shortly after 10:00 a.m. and guided agents to his location where it was determined that he was in need of advanced medical care. The man lost consciousness several times and was revived by medically trained agents.”

After Ajo Ambulance stabilized the man, he was airlifted to a local hospital where was treated for injuries, and subsequently released. He now faces immigration charges.

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  1. should have picked em up and transported to nearest mexican aid station/hospital for help, not US one.

  2. Amazing.. a selfish illegal
    Gettig really sick of this
    Make him work off the cost of the resecue Hard labor
    All of them should be put doing something instead of free handouts
    Reported that Drug Cartals / Terrorists told them to come here

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