Images| Volume 20, ISSUE 1, P80, March 2009

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Wilderness Image

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        BORSTAR agents frequently provide emergency evaluation and care to undocumented border crossers suffering from heat illnesses. These tactical EMS providers work in remote and environmentally hostile wilderness areas. Because undocumented immigrants attempt covert crossings in these areas, they are especially prone to advanced states of dehydration and heat illness when encountered by BORSTAR. Over 100 individuals die of heatstroke in Southern Arizona every summer. Photo © United States Border Patrol.