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.