Border Patrol agents from the Tucson, Arizona, sector rescued an illegal immigrant who was going in and out of consciousness and gave him medical need until he was medevaced to a local hospital.
Two illegal immigrants — one a Mexican national, the other a Guatemalan national — activated a rescue beacon Saturday night near Why, Ariz., according to a news release by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued Tuesday.
Rescue beacons are located along popular routes and can be activated if migrants become distressed.
Border Patrol agents found the men and gave the Guatemalan national medical aid while they awaited a Life Flight transport for advanced medical care.
The 26-year-old man was provided with intravenous fluids by the agents and then taken to the hospital. After he was treated and released, he was taken into custody by Border Patrol agents and charged with immigration violations.
The Mexican national, who did not need medical attention, was also arrested for immigration violations and taken for processing.
The Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials, due to the extreme heat, are warning summer is an especially dangerous time to be stranded in Arizona’s desert.
This is the second illegal immigrant saved by Border Patrol agents in recent days. As previously reported by The Daily Caller, a Guatemalan national was saved in Texas when her smugglers left her to die in the desert because she could not keep up with the group.