Agente in Arizona se Yuma-sektor het 'n totaal van 10 roep om hulp en gered altesaam 25 vakke, baie van hulle was bloot verlore in die Sonoran-woestyn, Amerikaanse. Doeane- en grensbeskerming in 'n nuusverklaring gesê.
The agents first got a call Friday evening from C5, Mexico’s version of 911, about a call they had received about three people who needed help in the desert.
Agents eventually located a 23-year-old male from Mexico, a 31-year-old male from Honduras and a 22-year-old male also from Honduras. The Mexican national was in need of immediate life-saving attention and airlifted to a hospital. The 31-year-old was in good health while the 22-year-old was treated for dehydration at a medical center in Yuma.
On Saturday and Sunday, other migrants from Mexico and Guatemala similarly called 911 for help after getting lost in the desert.
The rescued individuals included two Mexican men, ouderdomme 24 en 35, who were found in good health, and a 37-year-old Guatemalan woman and a 29-year-old man from Mexico, who were both airlifted out of the desert and transported to a hospital.
Officials said five migrants have still not been located.
A “disturbingly” recurring scene in Texas
Meanwhile in Texas, border agents in the Laredo Sector continued to rescue undocumented migrants who tried to enter deeper into the U.S. by traveling inside grain hopper rail cars, amptenare gesê.
Agents noticed a tampered lock on one such rail car during an inspection in Hebbronville on Saturday and found 25 individuals trapped at the bottom of the grain hopper with no way to escape.
Officials described the temperature at the time as sweltering, and a picture showed that many of the individuals appeared sweating and shirtless inside the car.
Almal 25 people were determined to be in the U.S. illegally from El Salvador, amptenare gesê.
CBP emphasized that this method of traveling deeper into the U.S. is “gevaarlik” en “wreed,” often resulting in serious injury or death.
In hierdie geval, officials said the individuals were rescued before any suffered heat-related injuries.