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Migrant dies in desert heat in Sunland Park near border

SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico -- For a second day in a row on Thursday, border-crossing migrants were found struggling in the heat of a desert area in Sunland Park, but this time with deadly consequences.

Officials told ABC-7 that a 20-year-old man was found unconscious and died after attempts at CPR were unable to revive him.

The incident unfolded in a stretch of desert located between some homes and the Memorial Pines Cemetery amidst afternoon temperatures that exceeded 100 degrees.

A second man found in the same area was apprehended and didn't appear to be suffering any serious injuries, authorities indicated.

On Wednesday afternoon, a pair of Ecuadorian migrant women overcome by heat were found off of Strauss Road near the Santa Teresa port of entry. One of the women was unconscious and flown to University Medical Center, while the other woman was driven to an area hospital by border agents for treatment.

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