U.S. Border Patrol agents say they rescued five illegal immigrants from the desert after the group became stranded and called 911.
The 911 call came from a man who said he, his wife and his 4-year-old daughter were lost in the hills north of Andrade, just across the California border from Yuma. He said they had left two other people behind in the desert after they became too tired to keep going.
Agents and a helicopter were sent to find the five people and the family was found at about 7 p.m. Tuesday. The other two people were found about three hours later.
All were brought to the Border Patrol’s Yuma office and will be sent back to their home countries.