Female border crosser dies despite rescue effort

I don't want to go on being just a root in the shadows,
vacillating, extended, shivering with dream,
down in the damp bowels of earth,
absorbing it, thinking it, eating it every day.

-Pablo Neruda from 'Walking Around'

Border issues in the news...

An illegal entrant who became ill was evacuated by helicopter Tuesday, but died en route to the hospital.

The agency received a call at 6:30 p.m. from someone who reported that three illegal entrants needed help at milepost 151 on Arizona 86, about a mile east of Three Points, said Sean King, Border Patrol Tucson Sector spokesman.

Two illegal border crossers — a boy and a girl — told Border Patrol agents who answered the call that they had left their traveling companion behind in the brush, he said.

Agents found the woman and called Emergency Medical Services and Borstar, the Border Patrol's search, trauma and rescue unit, and requested a helicopter. The woman was flown to St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson, King said.

Read the full article in the Arizona Daily Star