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2 dead migrants found in Sunland Park after another rescued from Mt. Cristo Rey

UPDATE: Sunland Park Police Chief Javier Guerra now says the bodies of two migrants have been found in the past 24 hours following the rescue of a stranded migrant atop Mount Cristo Rey.

Guerra identified the deceased victim found at the base of the mountain overnight as a 35-year-old Mexican woman.

The chief also said Border Patrol agents found another dead migrant on Thursday in a very remote desert area of Sunland Park near Riverside Elementary School.

ORIGINAL REPORT: SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico -- A body believed to be that of a migrant was found overnight at the base of Mount Cristo Rey, Sunland Park firefighters said Thursday.

The body was discovered by U.S. Border Patrol agents during their patrols of the area; the death is being investigated by Sunland Park police.

The discovery of the body comes within 24 hours of firefighters having to rescue another migrant who crossed the nearby U.S.-Mexico border only to become stranded and injured on Mount Cristo Rey.

Sunland Park fire officials have been involved in regular rescue and body recovery efforts recently involving border-crossers. Last week, for example, firefighters rescued two Ecuadorian women overcome by heat in a remote desert area, where another migrant would die a day later.

Fire crews over the past few weeks have also responded to numerous medical calls involving injured migrants who have fallen off the border wall while trying to scale it in the Sunland Park area.

Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.



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