U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.


  1. Home
  2. Newsroom
  3. Local Media Release
  4. Weekend 911 Call Leads to Rescue of Illegal Immigrant

Weekend 911 Call Leads to Rescue of Illegal Immigrant

Release Date

TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from Tucson Station’s sub-station in Three Points responded to a 911 call Saturday afternoon and found a 28-year-old man from El Salvador lost in a remote desert area west of Three Points.

The man told authorities over the phone he had entered the United States illegally through the desert near Sasabe, Arizona, and was lost. He was, however, able to provide agents with enough geographical information on his surroundings to initiate a search.

Within an hour of the call, agents located the man, exhausted, but in good health.

The man was subsequently arrested for immigration violations and transported to the Tucson Station for further processing.

Last Modified: February 3, 2021