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Hiker rescued from Huachuca Mountains

COCHISE COUNTY (KVOA) - A stranded hiker was air-lifted from the Huachuca Mountains Tuesday night.

Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection say the hiker became lost and was suffering from exposure, hypothermia and possible frostbite.

“This is a mission that our aircrews train for every day,” said Deputy Director, Tucson Air Branch, Hunter Robinson.  “It’s not just about the securing the border.  It’s about working with the other members of the communities in which we live to keep them safe and get the job done.”

Air and Marine Operations assisted in the rescue, and flew the hiker to the Canyon Vista Medical Center for treatment.

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