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Agents Rescue Injured Man from Ramsey Canyon

Release Date: 
July 10, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents, along with a Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) medic, rescued a Mexican man Sunday morning who had fractured his leg in a remote area of the Huachuca Mountains approximately 60 miles southeast of Tucson.

DPS Air Rescue assisted agents from the Brian A. Terry Station in the rescue of an injured Mexican national
Border Patrol agents from the Brian
A. Terry Station and the Arizona Dept.
of Public Safety rescued an injured
alien to an area hospital

Agents from the Brian A. Terry Station’s Mountain Team and Mobil Response Team were searching for a group of suspected illegal aliens near Ramsey Canyon, in Hereford, Arizona, when they found the injured adult male.

First-responder trained Border Patrol agents stabilized the man until an Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Air Rescue helicopter, Ranger 54, inserted a BORSTAR medic via a rappel line. Once the man was readied for transport, Ranger 54 returned overhead and extracted both the victim and agent via a short-haul rescue on a 150’ line beneath the aircraft. Both were flown to the command post, where the victim was transferred to the Fry Fire Station where a medical helicopter transported him to a hospital.

The man was discharged from the hospital today and will be processed for immigration related violations in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
July 11, 2017