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UPDATE: Man rescued from Madera Canyon in Border Patrol custody

Rescuers from Green Valley and Tubac fire districts help an injured hiker stranded in Madera...
Rescuers from Green Valley and Tubac fire districts help an injured hiker stranded in Madera Canyon on Monday, Jan. 18.(Green Valley Fire District)
Updated: Jan. 19, 2021 at 6:31 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A man who was rescued from Madera Canyon is in Border Patrol custody.

Rescuers from the Green Valley and Tubac fire districts were called to Madera Canyon on Monday, Jan. 18, to help the man who had spent the night stranded on the trail.

According to a GVFD tweet, the 24-year-old man had a broken ankle.

The Green Valley News reported the man was traveling with a group of undocumented immigrants when he hurt his ankle. The paper reports the group built a fire to keep him warm through the night - then left. Read the entire Green Valley News article HERE.

A hiker found the man, and rescuers got him out of the canyon and to a hospital.

He later was taken into custody by the Border Patrol.

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