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Border agents rescue lost hunter

Border Patrol agents rescued a lost hunter Tuesday after family members reported him missing near Douglas. 

Around 8 p.m., the Cochise County Sheriff's Office requested help from Douglas Station agents after receiving a call from a concerned family member about the 60-year-old hunter, said Customs and Border Protection in a press release. 

After receiving a description of the hunter's vehicle from the Sheriff's Office, a Border Patrol agent remembered seeing it earlier in the day. Agents went back to the location and found the hunter's car and began tracking him.  

At some point, the hunter saw the agents nearby and he used a flashlight and whistle to signal the agents. 

An agent using the camera from a mobile surveillance vehicle saw the flashlight and directed agents to the hunter's location. The hunter was in good health and uninjured, the agency said. 

Last year, the agency credited the Tucson Sector with 509 rescues, the highest number in the nation. 

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