Border Patrol agent rescued a man who had been lost in the desert for 6 days

YUMA, Ariz. – A Wellton Station Border Patrol agent, also an Emergency Medical Technician, rescued a man lost in the desert for six days near the Barry M. Goldwater Bombing Range Tuesday evening.

Emergency services alerted the Wellton Station Border Patrol after receiving a 911 call from a lost illegal alien. Yuma Sector Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue units were immediately mobilized. A Border Patrol EMT agent arrived at the approximate location of the individual in distress and commenced searching the area. The agent located the man, and treated him for severe blisters on his feet. No further medical attention was needed.

The rescued man was a 39-year-old Mexican national illegally present in the United States. He will be charged with immigration violations.

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