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Woman on rope gets stuck on border fence in Arizona

Jul 11, 2017, 12:34 PM | Updated: 2:29 pm
(U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo)...
(U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo)
(U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo)

PHOENIX — A fire department crew had to rescue a woman in a harness left dangling on the Arizona side of the border fence with Mexico by suspected human smugglers.

Border Patrol agents found the woman on the fence Saturday.

Authorities said the 37-year-old woman was being lowered on a rope into Arizona by two men standing on the other side of the international barrier.

Agents on duty for the Tucson Sector near Nogales said as they got closer to the three, the woman, who was in a harness, tried to climb back over but couldn’t.

The men ran off, leaving her swaying 15 feet above the ground.

A crew from the Nogales Fire Department brought her down to safety. She was uninjured.

Customs and Border Protection arrested the woman for immigration violations.

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