Immigrant rescued by Border Patrol near Douglas - East Valley Tribune: News

Immigrant rescued by Border Patrol near Douglas

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

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.

  • Discuss

Video: Wilkins Learning Center's Success with Best of Gilbert

Business has soared at the Wilkins Learning Center after being named "Best Preschool" in the E...

Facebook

EastValleyTribune.com on Facebook

Twitter

EastValleyTribune.com on Twitter

Google+

EastValleyTribune.com on Google+

RSS

Subscribe to EastValleyTribune.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px
Your Az Jobs