TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The U.S. Border Patrol has released video of a recent rescue operation in the southern Arizona mountains this week.
In a video news release posted by Interim Chief of the Tucson Sector John Modlin, agents find a 26-year-old Guatemalan woman in the mountains who was severely dehydrated and suffered a broken ankle. The video shows Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) agents giving her water and treating her injury before airlifting her to safety.
"The #teamwork between #BorderPatrol agents and our #lawenforcement partners likely saved this woman’s life," Modlin said in the tweet.
KGUN 9 reached out to Border Patrol to find out what happened to the woman after the rescue operation. This story will be updated with those details.
Earlier this week, BORSTAR agents braved treacherous terrain and scorching heat to successfully rescue a distressed Guatemalan migrant. The #teamwork between #BorderPatrol agents and our #lawenforcement partners likely saved this woman’s life. @Arizona_DPS @CBPAMO pic.twitter.com/uxn4M2U6bd— John R. Modlin (@USBPChiefTCA) July 16, 2021