WATCH: Distressed Migrant Airlifted off Arizona Mountain near Border

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with a CBP Air and Marine Operations helicopter aircrew to rescue a severely dehydrated woman near the border in Arizona. The woman called 911 after being abandoned by human smugglers in the Baboquivari Mountains.

Three Points Station Border Patrol officials received a 911 call on January 10 from a migrant woman in distress in the Baboquivari Mountains southwest of Tucson. The woman became severely dehydrated and was unable to continue her march into the U.S., according to information received from Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials.

Agents arrived in the area and found the woman and attempted to guide her out of the mountains. Due to her dehydration, she was unable to continue. Agents called for assistance from a CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) helicopter aircrew.

The Tucson Air Branch Blackhawk aircrew responded and located the agents and the migrant woman near Baboquivari Peak, officials stated. Due to the rugged terrain, the pilot could not land the helicopter so agents performed a hoist extraction of the woman and the two Border Patrol agents.

“This was another textbook rescue of a migrant in distress,” said Deputy Director of the Tucson Air Branch, William H. Robinson. “We work closely with our colleagues from Border Patrol to bring a bad situation to a successful conclusion.”

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.



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