Customs and Border Protection Helicopter Rescues Illegal Immigrant Off Cliff in Southern Arizona
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An illegal immigrant was rescued by a Customs and Border Protection helicopter from the Cerro Colorado Mountains near Arivaca on Tuesday after he was stuck on a near-vertical cliff, authorities said.
Rescuers from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office and U.S. Border Patrol originally responded to the area Monday after receiving a 911 call from the man, who was from Mexico, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office news release.
A CBP Blackhawk helicopter rescued the man using a rope suspension technique.
The man was treated for mild dehydration and taken to the Tucson Border Patrol station for processing to be returned to Mexico.
Here’s some video of the incident (there’s no sound). If they edited it right, it could be a Border Patrol recruitment tool.