TUCSON – On Saturday, Border Patrol agents came to the assistance of two hikers lost near Parker Canyon Lake after the pair’s concerned loved ones reported them missing.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), agents assigned to the Sonoita Station in the Tucson Sector received a call from a person who reported that their two friends, who were hiking in the Canelo Foothills, had not been heard from since much earlier in the day, raising concerns.
The caller gave the agents the general area where the hikers were presumed to be. While Border Patrol agents drove to the search area, the hikers were able to relay their location coordinates via cell phone, facilitating efforts, according to CBP.
Agents found the pair around 5:30 p.m. Agents gave the ill-prepared hikers water and guided them back to their vehicle, where family members awaited them. Neither hiker required medical attention.