/ Modified aug 4, 2023 4:57 p.m.

Woman dies after calling 911 from remote part of Arizona desert

A migrant died in Border Patrol custody after agents found her with symptoms of severe heat stroke.

border deaths 2021 cross A cross marking the place where a man in his 30s died in 2009 lays a few hundred yards from one of the water stations Humane Borders sets out for migrants crossing the desert.
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A migrant died last month in a remote part of the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona after officials found her suffering from severe heat stroke.

Border Patrol’s rescue unit responded to a 911 call on July 11 and found a woman from Colombia in a remote area near Three Points who was conscious but lethargic and vomiting.

A Friday press release said agents started treatment for severe heat stroke and called for emergency medical services.

The woman was taken by air ambulance to Banner University Medical Center in Tucson, where she was pronounced dead early the next morning from cardiac arrest.

The Pima County Medical Examiner has processed 103 sets of human remains this year of migrants who died crossing the border. More than a third of those were found in July.

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