Injured Migrant Rescued in Arizona Border Mountains After Abandoned by Smugglers

Douglas Station Border Patrol agents rescue an injured migrant abandoned by smugglers. (U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)
U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a migrant with a leg injury. Human smugglers abandoned the migrant after his injury.

Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent John R. Modlin tweeted an image of a migrant with a severe leg injury being rescued by Border Patrol agents. The agents found the migrant after human smugglers left him to die following his leg injury.

The agents provided medical aid to the migrant and loaded him into a basket for transportation to a local hospital.

“Migrants face many dangers while crossing the border illegally. This includes being abandoned by the smuggler if they suffer an injury,” Chief Modlin warned.

Last month, agents carried out a similar rescue following a report of a migrant with a leg injury. Agents from the Brian A. Terry Border Patrol Station in southeast Arizona provided assistance to the Mexican national and transported the person to an awaiting helicopter crew, Breitbart Texas reported.

Rescues of migrants by Border Patrol agents along the southwest border with Mexico have already exceeded last year’s record-setting 12,833 rescues. With three months to go, agents in the nine southwest border sectors rescued 18,897 migrants — an increase of nearly 32 percent.

Breitbart reports extensively on the efforts of Border Patrol agents along the southwest border to rescue migrants in distress. Thousands of lives are saved every year by the agents who put their own lives at risk to work along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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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