Border Patrol agents carry man with broken legs

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Tucson Border Patrol found a man with two broken legs. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Tucson Border Patrol found a man with two broken legs. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
TUCSON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents found a man with two broken legs Saturday night and carried him for about 1 mile, according to a news release. 

Agents from the Casa Grande Station responded to a 911 call near Sells. Border patrol agents found a man with two broken legs in an area that was inaccessible to helicopters and vehicles, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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The 911 call came from a man who said he left an injured person behind who needed medical help. The agents obtained GPS coordinates from the call and found a Mexican national unable to walk. Six agents had to carry the injured man about 1 mile to the nearest Border Patrol vehicle because the terrain was rough and remote.

Local emergency medical services took the man to a Tucson hospital for treatment. He has been released from the hospital and is in Border Patrol custody pending processing for immigration violations.

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Border Patrol urges anyone in distress to call 911 or activate a rescue beacon before it is too late. Smugglers often abandon people in the desert who are unable to keep up with the group, according to the news release.

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