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CBP Air and Marine Operations Aircrews Rescue Multiple Migrants in Arizona Desert

CBP Air and Marine Operations Aircrews Rescue Multiple Migrants in Arizona Desert

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) helicopter aircrews facilitated the rescue of multiple migrants who became lost and dehydrated in the Arizona desert.

A Yuma Air Branch AS-350 helicopter patrolling the desert area in the Growler Valley region of southwest Arizona on Thursday encounter a man waving his arms and running toward the helicopter.

The aircrew notified Border Patrol agents at the Ajo Station about the location of the distressed migrants.

The AMO aircrew provided water and initial first aid assistance after learning the three migrants had been lost for two days without water.

The Life Flight aircrew arrived from Gila Bend and transported the female migrant with severe symptoms to the hospital.

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