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Three migrants found dead due to heat in Sonoran Desert

TUCSON, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - U.S. Border Patrol says three Mexican migrants died in the Sonoran Desert due to the heat Wednesday, according to a Border Patrol press release.

Ajo agents were alerted by a Rescue Beacon Wednesday morning, when they came across a group of migrants who told the agents of other migrants left behind.

Shortly after 12 p.m., the body of a Mexican man was found, leading to two other bodies.

The Yuma Air Branch helped in searching for the missing migrants.

"CBP's message for anyone who is thinking of soliciting the services of smuggling organizations to enter the United States illegally along the Southern border is simple: don’t do it," said Tucson Sector Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Justin De La Torre. "As is evidenced by this case, when migrants cross the border illegally, they put their lives in peril. The terrain along the border is extreme, the relentless summer heat is severe, and remote areas where smugglers bring migrants is unforgiving. Far too many people who made the decision to place their lives into the hands of the criminal organizations have died of dehydration, and heat stroke.""

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