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Desert rescues on rise with heat

Desert rescues on rise with heat

Teresa Morales, 41, comforts her 18-month-old son, Ricardo, in the back of a Border Patrol truck as he battles a fever in the desert south of Sells on June 19. The Guatemalans were abandoned by a smuggler the night before and had run out of water.

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Desert rescues on rise with heat

Desert rescues on rise with heat

Placido Cabrera, 58, dry-heaves and struggles to stay alert while supervisory Border Patrol agents Gerardo Carrasco, right, and Julie Gallagher work to start an IV drip. Cabrera sought medical help June 19 after symptoms of heatstroke on his fourth day of an attempted desert crossing.

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Desert rescues on rise with heat

Desert rescues on rise with heat

Border Patrol agents Julie Gallagher, left, and Crystal Amarillas scan the desert near Sells. Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue agents often provide medical aid to people apprehended while trying to cross the desert.

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Desert rescues on rise with heat

Desert rescues on rise with heat

Teresa Morales had been in the desert less than a day, her 1 1/2 year old baby strapped to her back, when she got so lost and desperate in the triple-digit heat that she called the Border Patrol for help.

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