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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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      1. The above white shitheads are well…..white shitheads. Worthless men who can even feed or satisfy their partners. Why they are left for ethnic men.

    1. Delanders your are a classic white trash fgot. That’s what they say about soldiers when they come home in a casket. How are you Mr soldier. How do you like it so far?

  1. This illustrates the need to make sure all the water stations are fully stocked. We also need to make sure migrants know of the locations. Donate today.

  2. No, this illustrates the need to prosecute those aiding and abetting criminals and supporting criminal activity. Might as well just give bank robbers free bullets while you’re at it.

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