Border Patrol agents rescue Mexican immigrant near Deming


U.S. Border Patrol agents in Deming worked together to save a Mexican immigrant early Thursday morning.

According to a news release, the agents found the 36-year-old man in distress near the Camp Ramsey Forward Operation Base.

Officials say he appeared coherent and responsive, but said he had no feeling in his lower extremities.

The man was later flown to Mimbres Hospital in Deming where doctors diagnosed him with Rhabdomyolysis.

According to the release, hundreds of rescue beacons are in place throughout the southwestern border where immigrants can fall victim to the elements.

Agents in the El Paso sector have rescued 13 immigrants during Fiscal Year 2018, according to Border Patrol officials.

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