Border patrol rescues illegal immigrant in Huachuca Mountains - Tucson News Now

Border patrol rescues illegal immigrant in Huachuca Mountains

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SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Border patrol agents, with assistance from a helicopter crew, rescued an illegal immigrant who called for help after getting lost in the Huachuca Mountains.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents said the migrant was a diabetic and called 911 for help on Saturday, July 5 in Blacktail Canyon, near Sierra Vista.

Agents from the Sonoita and Brian A. Terry Border Patrol stations, as well as the Office of Air and Marine Blackhawk helicopter crew, located the man and airlifted him out of the canyon.

OAM agents stabilized the man before an EMS team took him to the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center.

To anonymously report suspicious activity to the border patrol, call (877) 872-7435, toll free.

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