A lost migrant rescued this weekend near Yuma

Yuma, Arizona. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the El Centro sector rescued an undocumented man from the Imperial Sand Dunes on Saturday morning.

At approximately 8:20 a.m., Calexico Border Patrol agents assisted Yuma Station in locating a person who had been reported lost and required assistance. At approximately 9:20 a.m., officers responded to the last known location and discovered five individuals in the area. The group said they let a woman travel with them because she couldn’t keep up.

As officers followed the group’s route, they observed a vehicle pick up a woman. Officers made contact with the vehicle. During an interview with its occupants, it was determined that the woman was the person requesting assistance and that the driver was a concerned citizen assisting the woman.

After a health check of the individuals, it was determined that no medical assistance was needed and it was verified that the individuals did not possess the documents required to be legally present in the United States. The six people were taken into custody and transported to the treatment center in the El Centro sector for further medical evaluation and to be treated accordingly.

Since October, Border Patrol agents in the El Centro sector have managed to rescue 165 people who are lost, in distress or abandoned by smugglers.

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