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6 men rescued from Arizona desert by MCSO deputies

GILA BEND, Ariz. — Authorities say six men have been rescued after walking
for days in the Arizona desert.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials say the men were located Monday morning
near Interstate 8 in Gila Bend, about 30 miles southwest of Phoenix, and turned
over to the U.S. Border Patrol.

They say the men “were in relatively good condition complaining only of
extreme hunger and thirst.”

The names, ages and nationalities of the six men weren’t immediately available.

Authorities say the men apparently entered the U.S. illegally and were
abandoned by their guide.

Sheriff’s officials say the men claimed they had been walking through the
Arizona desert for the past 10 days, were out of water and relying on cactus
water to survive.


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