CBP: Undocumented immigrant rescued after falling 100 feet off mountain top

NOGALEZ, AZ - A suspected illegal immigrant had to be rescued off a mountain in southern Arizona Monday night.

Alexander Zamora, spokesman for the Arizona Customs and Border Protection, said a helicopter crew spotted a flicker of light on the west side of Mule Ridge at 8:45 p.m. Monday evening.

Rescuers said a man was seeking help after falling at least 100 feet off a nearby mountain top. Because of the rough terrain, crews used a UH-60 Blackhawk to remove the man from the mountain.

Crews reported that the man had possible internal bleeding, had difficult breathing and cuts to his face and back, according to a press release.

The man was stabilized and flown to a Tucson-area hospital, said Zamora.

According to the press release, the man had entered Arizona illegally.

No other details were released.

 

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