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4 migrants rescued after falling off Arizona cliff

TUCSON, Ariz. — Federal authorities in southern Arizona say they’ve rescued four migrants who entered the country illegally and fell off a cliff.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents requested air support after arresting a group of migrants near Rio Rico early Friday.

They say four people in the group fell off a cliff and two suffered broken legs, another had a broken pelvis and a fourth had a broken jaw.

A Tucson Air Branch helicopter airlifted the four to a landing zone where they were turned over to emergency medical services.

Their names and nationalities weren’t immediately available.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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