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McAllen UH-60 Crew Rescues Six Stranded Aliens, Three of Them Infants

Release Date: 
March 24, 2021

EDINBURG, Texas – A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the McAllen Air and Marine Branch of Air and Marine Operations (AMO) rescued six illegal aliens that were stuck on a remote peninsula after illegally entering the United States. 

Yesterday, a McAllen Air Branch based UH60 crew spotted a group of six illegal aliens, three infants and three adults, in distress in a Resaca near McAllen, Texas. Due to no access roads, and the apparent fatigue of the group, the crew elected to find the safest landing area and move to a low hover and deploy an AMO Aviation Enforcement Agent and two Office of Field Operations Special Response Team personnel.

The agents and officers used a crash axe to widen a landing zone, which allowed the crew to make a one-wheel landing. The deployed personnel assisted the migrants to the Black Hawk, and they were safely flown to the levee and handed over to US Border Patrol agents.

All subjects will be processed accordingly

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Last modified: 
March 24, 2021