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BP agents rescue injured man from mountain

Helicopter sent into remote area of Coronado National Forest

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a man via helicopter from a remote area of the Coronado National Forest on Thursday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

Nogales Station agents patrolling in the area northwest of Nogales found a group of illegal immigrants that included a man who was unable to walk and complained of severe foot pain, the Border Patrol said.

A Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue agent was sent to the rugged area of the mountains in a CBP helicopter to check on the 31-year-old man, the Border Patrol said.

The man was airlifted from the mountain and taken to an area hospital, the Border Patrol said.

BORSTAR agents are trained in search and rescue and are able to provide medical treatment. There are 200 agents in the Tucson Sector certified as EMTs, the Border Patrol said.

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Dec 21, 2011, 3:23 pm
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Nice try bob, but there is no hate involved when people question the cost to taxpayers that illegals cause. As to Federal law to provide emergency services. There was no mention of not providing services, its simply my suggestion to reduce foreign aide to countries whose citizens rack up costs to US taxpayers when they are in our country illegally.

Dec 17, 2011, 5:31 pm
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Doesn’t take much to get the haters started, does it?

I’m imagining the conversation after Border Patrol officers find OnTheBorder on a remote trail with a broken ankle.

BP1: “Bob, call for a helivac, this guy’s ankle looks bad.”
BP2: “Fred, do have ANY idea what a helivac costs the taxpayer? This guy may pay his taxes (or may not), but his share of the cost is pennies. Why should anyone else pay?”
OnTheBorder: “BP2 is right. Throw me in the back of your truck, and let that bone grind its way through the skin during the 40-mile ride back to a road. And aren’t you guy’s supposed to make me prove my citizenship?”
BP2: “Good point. You got a passport or birth certificate on you?”
OnTheBorder: “Of course not, I’m out hiking! I’ve got a driver’s license, though.”
BP2: “That doesn’t prove anything.”
BP1: “Hell, let’s leave him here. This is more trouble than it’s worth.”

Dec 17, 2011, 10:01 am
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I know this is a PR piece for the Border Patrolm but this just doesn’t sound right. 

BP agents located this fellow in a group of illegal aliens, right?  The agents were in the area doing a regular patrol (they weren’t airlifted in), but it took a helicopter to get the illegal out? This guy couldn’t ride in the back of a truck?

How many illegals were there?  Are they (all) being processed for deportation?

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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter approaches the area in the Coronado National Forest where agents found a man unable to walk Thursday.