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2 Mexican men found severely dehydrated in Arizona desert

(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

TUBAC, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol agents say two Mexican men trying to cross the Arizona desert have been taken to Tucson-area hospitals for treatment of severe dehydration.

Agents assigned to the Nogales Station say the men were located in separate incidents Monday near Tubac.

They first encountered a 36-year-old Mexican man near Interstate 19 who said he had been without water for days.

Several hours later, agents responded to a 911 call and found a 39-year-old man also exhibiting dehydration symptoms.

Border Patrol officials say both men will be processed for immigration violations after being discharged from the hospitals.

Their names and hometowns in Mexico weren’t immediately released Tuesday.

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