Border Patrol Rescues Eight Abandoned by Smuggler in the Desert
(Monday, July 22, 2013) Tucson, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued eight Mexican nationals late Thursday night after their smuggler
abandoned them in the desert west of Tucson.
BORSTAR — the Search, Trauma and Rescue unit of the Border Patrol — responded to a 911 call on Thursday evening from an
individual who said that he and his group had been abandoned by their smuggler and were lost in the desert. According to
the caller, one member of the group had not been feeling well as a result of the heat and insufficient water and died just
minutes prior to the 911 call.