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5 migrants found in hypothermic condition in Cochise County

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Posted at 1:10 PM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-24 16:15:49-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Search and Rescue (SAR) and United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents responded to a rescue Friday night at 8:45 p.m. saving five migrants from the cold temperatures.

Officials responded west of Parker Canyon Lake where they found five migrants in a hypothermic condition.

Officials say, the five individuals were walked out and examined by Cochise County Sheriff's Office SAR medical personnel.

The individuals were warmed back to normal and given to USBP agents.

One volunteer was injured during the rescue and was taken to Canyon Vista Medical Center. He had severe bruising.