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BORSTAR agents, DPS helicopter rescue injured man from mountains

A helicopter crew from the Arizona Department of Public Safety airlifted an injured Guatemalan man after he was apprehended by Border Patrol agents west of Tucson on Tuesday. 

Border Patrol agents from the Casa Grande station encountered four men suspected of being in the country illegally in the mountains west of Sells, said a Tucson Sector spokesman. 

Three men were identified only as Mexican nationals. 

The fourth man, identified only as a Guatemalan national, had suffered a leg injury and required medical assistance, the spokesman said. 

Agents from the Tucson Sector's Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue Team, or BORSTAR, responded to the area on dirt bikes, and treated the man's injuries. 

A DPS helicopter arrived and performed a "long-rope extraction," hauling the injured man and a BP agent to a nearby ambulance. 

The Guatemalan man, accompanied by one of the federal agents, was taken to a local hospital where he received "proper medical care," the spokesman said. 

All four men will be deported for immigration violations, the spokesman said. 

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A helicopter with the Arizona Department of Public Safety airlifted a Guatemalan man out of the desert near Sells, Arizona Tuesday afternoon.