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Immigrant rescued by Border Patrol near Douglas

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Posted: Sunday, November 9, 2008 7:19 pm | Updated: 8:56 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

TUCSON - An illegal immigrant attempting to cross into the United States broke her leg and was rescued by Border Patrol agents using all-terrain vehicles.

The woman was rescued Friday from a mountainous area northwest of Douglas, officials said.

Esmeralda Marroquin, spokeswoman for the U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson Sector, says the 39-year-old woman from Hidalgo, Mexico, was walking alone in the desert after being abandoned by her smuggler when she fell and fractured her leg.

Agents responded to a 911 call she placed with her personal cell phone and deployed ATV units due to the rugged terrain.

Marroquin says the woman was carried away on a backboard and transported to a local hospital for treatment.

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