Tucson, Ariz. - Over the weekend, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued seven individuals in distress in the desert and discovered the remains of two people.
On Saturday, Tucson Sector Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue agents working in the West Desert rescued a pregnant Guatemalan woman. BORSTAR agents treated the woman for severe dehydration and transported her to a nearby hospital for further treatment.
Later that afternoon, BORSTAR agents apprehended two illegal aliens from Mexico who showed symptoms of severe dehydration. Agents treated the illegal aliens for dehydration and transported them to a local hospital for treatment.
Early Sunday morning, BORSTAR agents responded to a phone call of an illegal alien in distress west of Cowlic, Ariz. The subject was found and medical treatment was deemed unnecessary. Subsequently, the subject was taken into custody and transported to the Casa Grande Station for further processing.
Ajo Station Agents responded to an activated rescue beacon in the West Desert and discovered an illegal alien from Baja California, Mexico, who stated he had crossed five days earlier and his group had left him behind. The man was evaluated and found to be in good health. He was taken into custody and transported to the Ajo Station for processing.
Nogales Station agents responded to a call from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office regarding two illegal aliens in distress east of Nogales, Ariz. Agents located the subjects, who were experiencing extreme dehydration, and contacted emergency medical services to evaluate the aliens. The aliens were transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment.
On Friday, Casa Grande Station agents working southwest of Vamori, Ariz., discovered human remains in the desert. The following morning, agents again discovered human remains east of Choulic, Ariz. In both incidents, the Tohono O'odham Police Department was notified and took custody of the scene.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.