Hiker with broken leg rescued by Border Patrol Agents in southern Arizona

TUCSON, AZ - A hiker who suffered a broken leg while hiking in a remote area of Sycamore Canyon in southern Arizona was rescued by Nogales Station Border Patrol agents Saturday.

According to the U.S Customs and Border Protection, at approximately 12:45 p.m. agents were flagged down by a man who said his friend had broken his leg while hiking.

Border Patrol agents located the hiker lying in a remote area of Sycamore Canyon and carried him to the canyon's entrance where they were met by medical personnel.

At approximately 3:45 pm the injured hiker was airlifted to a Tucson hospital for treatment.

Border patrol agents are often the first to respond to emergencies in rural areas, according to a Customs and Border Protection news release.  

Sycamore Canyon is located south of Arivaca near the U.S. - Mexico border. 

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