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US border agents used a Black Hawk helicopter to rescue an injured Guatemalan migrant with a cable in rugged terrain in the mountains of southern Arizona, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office reported Thursday.
The agency said in a statement that its Air and Maritime Operations (AMO) unit received an emergency call from the 37-year-old woman on Monday, which led to the dispatch of the helicopter.
After the migrant was located, a relief specialist who is also an emergency medical technician descended from the helicopter harnessed to the 30-meter cable and evaluated the condition of the woman.
The lifeguard outfitted the injured woman with a vest, goggles and helmet, and put out the fire the Guatemalan woman had lit. Both were then hoisted into the helicopter.
CBP reported that the woman was taken to the San Miguel Advanced Operations Base and from there First responders took her to the Indian Hospital in the town of Sells for evaluation and treatment..
“Our unwavering commitment is to preserve life no matter the circumstances. Our personnel have the advanced equipment and technology to provide humanitarian aid to people in unforgiving terrain that often results in injury and even loss of life,” said José Muriente, deputy director of air operations for AMO in Tucson, quoted in the report. release.
The agency stated that In fiscal year 2022, AMO operations resulted in 967 arrests and 134,981 seizures of undocumented migrants.as well as the seizure of 114,100 kilograms of cocaine, 670 kilograms of fentanyl, 11,600 kilograms of methamphetamine, 1,342 firearms and 21.7 million dollars in cash.
With information from EFE