Arizona Border Patrol Agents Rescue 57 Illegal Immigrants in Record Heat
Border Patrol agents rescued a large number of distressed Central American migrants abandoned by smugglers in 108 degree heat on Friday near the Mexican border in Arizona.
The group of 57 illegal aliens hailed from Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and included a teenaged pregnant female as well as a one-year-old child:
Someone from within the group called the 9-1-1 center in Sonora, Mexico, and requested assistance after crossing the border illegally. The 9-1-1 center alerted Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents, who immediately responded to the scene, along with agents from CBP Air and Marine Operations.
According to DHS, "agents encountered 21 adults, 36 minors, 17 of which were unaccompanied, to include a one-year-old toddler."
Although several people in the group "appeared to be dehydrated," according to the medically trained agents at the scene, only one person -- the teenaged pregnant female -- required further medical attention. She was provided intravenous fluids by Border Patrol EMTs for dehydration, and was transported to a local area hospital for further treatment.