Chopper Used to Rescue Man Who Fell From 40-Foot Texas Cliff

Border Patrol agents in a helicopter have helped save a Mexican man who fell from a 40-foot cliff in West Texas.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Tuesday announced the rescue from a remote area south of Sierra Blanca.

Agents were on patrol Monday morning when they spotted a campfire in a canyon. Another man was seen caring for the victim, who apparently suffered broken bones and possible internal injuries.

The pilot left a crew member to tend to the injured man, then flew to the Sierra Blanca Border Patrol station to ferry a medical expert to the scene.

Officials say the victim was transported to University Medical Center in El Paso and should survive.
   His name and why he was in the area weren't immediately released.

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