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Four people, including a 5-year-old boy, rescued after spending days lost in desert

Four people, including a 5-year-old boy, rescued after spending days lost in desert
Posted at 4:18 PM, Oct 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-28 19:28:41-04

Four individuals, including a family of three with a 5-year-old boy, were rescued after spending days lost in the desert.

On Wednesday, Tucson Border Patrol agents received a 911 call from a man who said he had been lost in the desert for seven days. Agents responded to the area and found the man. He told agents he left his wife and son with another individual earlier that day.

Agents traveled couldn’t find the other three people. More agents soon arrived on scene to assist with the search that continued through the night.

On Thursday afternoon, a Fish and Wildlife officer found the other three individuals. Border Patrol agents responded to the location and conducted a medical evacuation.

The agents determined no further medical attention was needed. They were transported to the Tucson Coordination Center for processing.