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4 migrants found in desert near Yuma without water, food

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Posted at 10:43 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 01:43:08-04

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say four migrants who had run out of food and water were found in the Yuma area.

U.S. Border Patrol officials say the Yuma Sector Operations Center received a 911 call Monday shortly after midnight about a group in distress.

Agents from stations in Yuma and Wellton were able to locate four migrants after they made their way to a rescue beacon.

The group appeared in relatively good health despite having spent several days in the desert.

They received water and other assistance before being processed for deportation.