An Air and Marine Operations (AMO) air crew, partnering with Border Patrol Agents, rescued a female undocumented migrant in distress in the Baboquivari Mountains near Tucson, Arizona on January 10, 2022.
Border Patrol agents encountered the severely dehydrated woman and determined that she was physically unable to continue walking. The air crew, aboard a H-60 Black Hawk helicopter, performed hoist iterations to rescue the medically distressed female, and to extract the Border Patrol agents off the mountain.
The female was transported to a forward operating base and transferred to medical personnel.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has calculated over 338,000 encounters along the southwest border during the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2022.