BP, rangers rescue injured hiker
An hour after National Park Service rangers received a call about a lost and possibly injured hiker in Arch Canyon, part of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument around 30 miles south of Ajo, federal agents discovered the woman and airlifted her to a hospital in Tucson.
Around 7 p.m. on Saturday, rangers from the Park Service received the call and asked Border Patrol agents to help locate the missing woman, according to a Tuesday news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
In addition to agents on the ground, aircraft from Homeland Security's Office of Air and Marine based out of Tucson helped in the search.
By 8 p.m., rangers and Border Patrol discovered the woman, who had sustained multiple injuries including a broken clavicle, broken ribs, and damage to both ankles, and began treating her, said the unsigned CBP release.
A paramedic with the park rangers evaluated the woman, and requested a helicopter from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, which evacuated the woman to Tucson for treatment.