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Yuma Sector BP Rescues Four Illegal Aliens in Distress

Release Date
Tue, 06/23/2020

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents rescued four illegal aliens yesterday that had been in the desert for multiple days and had run out of food and water.

At approximately 12:10 a.m. Monday, the Yuma Sector Operations Center received a forwarded 911 call from an individual who stated he was traveling in the desert with multiple individuals and they were in distress. Yuma Station and Wellton Station agents were immediately dispatched to the approximate area of the group. The group was advised to walk to a nearby U.S. Border Patrol rescue beacon and wait for assistance. A short time later, agents located the group who stated they were thirsty but otherwise in good health.

The four apprehended illegal aliens were expelled from the country under Title 42.

Last Modified: Feb 03, 2021