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.
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.