EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Two separate search-and-rescue operations turned into body recovery missions for Sunland Park Fire on Saturday, Sept. 9.
Saturday afternoon, Sunland Park Fire reported that a female patient died after being found in the desert and given CPR, according to the department’s X social media account.
Sunland Park Fire, Border Patrol and an ambulance crew performed CPR on the scene but the patient died, according to an update pushed out on social media.
Sunland Park Fire initially reported that they had gone out into the desert area off Gila Drive and Carrizo Drive on a search-and-rescue operation.
Later in a separate rescue operation, Sunland Park Fire located a female, no age given, who had died out in the desert near the 300 block of Memorial Pines. Sunland Park Fire said her death was “unattended” and that the state Office of the Medical Investigator and law enforcement is looking into it.
Ages were not given on either of the two female patients.