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Search & Rescue

Man Rescued in Desert

January 21, 2016

YUMA, Arizona On Monday, January 18 Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents received a frantic cell-phone call from a distressed Mexican man in the Sonoran Desert asking for help.

Assisted by pilots from Air and Marine Operations, Yuma Air Branch, agents located and rescued the man the following evening. He was treated for minor dehydration and did not want hospital care.

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