Once on scene, the UH-60 Black Hawkhelicopter aircrew assessed the situation and elected to insert a Rescue Specialist, who is also an EMT (Emergency Medical Technical), by way of a 100-foot hoist.
Once the woman was triaged, she was packaged by the RS the injured on Air Rescue Vest and a successful hoist extraction was conducted. The patient was flown to the San Miguel Forward Operating Base, where she was taken by Sells emergency medical services (EMS) to Sells Indian Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
“Our mission is to provide unwavering commitment to the preservation of life no matter the scenario,” said Tucson Air Branch Deputy Director Jose Muriente. “Our personnel are outfitted with the latest equipment and technology to provide humanitarian assistance to people experiencing unforgiving terrain often resulting in injuries and even loss of life.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations
In Fiscal Year 2022, AMO enforcement actions resulted in 967 arrests and 134,981 apprehensions of undocumented individuals, as well as the seizure or disruption of 250,616 pounds of cocaine, 1,475 pounds of fentanyl, 25,625 pounds of methamphetamine, 1,342 weapons, and $21.7 million.