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Border Patrol wrapup: Men injured by lightning strike

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Border Patrol wrapup: Men injured by lightning strike

A summary of Border Patrol activities in the Tucson Sector over the past 24 hours, provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection:


Casa Grande Station agents found an illegal immigrant in distress Tuesday while patrolling near Stanfield. The 32-year-old man from Chiapas, Mexico, said he left behind a friend to find  help. Agents located his 27-year-old companion, a native of Tlaxcala, Mexico. That person was treated for dehydration by Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue agents.  Both men were awaiting removal.  

Also on Tuesday, Sonoita Station agents responded to a call from two Mexican nationals who said they had been struck by lightning. Agents found the injured men, who had entered the country illegally, near Parker Canyon Lake and S.R. 83.  Elgin Fire Department personnel aided the men and they were transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

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