Border Patrol Agents Rescue Female Migrant In Baboquivari Mountains

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[Photo courtesy Border Patrol]

Border agents rescued a lost migrant in a remote area of the Baboquivari Peak Wilderness in southern Arizona, early Wednesday.

“Luckily, this woman was equipped with a cell phone and was able to call for help,” said Tucson Air Branch Deputy Director Hunter Robinson. “Deep in the Baboquivari Mountains, a cell phone signal can mean the difference between life and death.”

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, around 2:30 a.m., the Arizona Air Coordination Center was routed a 911 call originally received by the Tohono O’odham Police Department.

The female migrant stated she was alone and unable to walk. Officials determined she was stranded deep in the Baboquivari Mountain Range, more than 13 miles north of the border.

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