/ Modified jun 15, 2018 4:15 p.m.

Touring Arizona's Border in a Black Hawk Helicopter

Border Patrol uses the helicopter to help agents on the ground and to conduct rescues.

One week after Arizona 360 heard from Border Patrol Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch about the dangers agents face on the job, an agent was shot several times early Tuesday near the border community of Arivaca.

The Border Patrol invited Lorraine Rivera to tour areas of concern on board one of its Black Hawk helicopters, which are used to provide support to agents on the ground and conduct rescues in remote areas of the desert. Agents can find people in distress by tracing where a person called 911 from.

"The bottom line is saving lives. We're here to protect the country, but also to preserve life," Karisch said.

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