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Border Patrol Rescues Two Illegals Lost in Desert

March 23, 2016

WELLTON, Arizona – On Tuesday, March 22, Wellton Station Border Patrol agents responded to a call for help from two illegal aliens, south of Tacna, Arizona. Border Patrol dispatch received a 911 call from Yuma County Sheriff’s Office revealing the caller and another individual were lost after illegally crossing into the United States.

An agent responding to the call detected smoke coming from a fire in the distance. As he approached the fire, the agent observed the two men who made the 911 call. A Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue unit arrived on scene shortly thereafter and administered medical treatment to both men for dehydration.

The two were transported to Wellton Station to be processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to illegally transport people and contraband through southwestern Arizona and California. All persons, drugs and vehicles are processed per Yuma Sector guidelines. Citizens can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers can remain anonymous.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP strives to keep terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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