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Fleeing smugglers leave woman dangling from Mexico border fence

Smugglers lowering a woman over the border fence near Nogales, Ariz., fled when Border Patrol agents approached, leaving the woman dangling from the fence about 15 feet off the ground.
Smugglers lowering a woman over the border fence near Nogales, Ariz., fled when Border Patrol agents approached, leaving the woman dangling from the fence about 15 feet off the ground. U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Smugglers abandoned a Mexican woman left hanging from a border fence Saturday near Nogales, Ariz.

U.S. Border Patrol agents patrolling the border east of Nogales found two smugglers trying to lower the woman over the fence in a harness, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. When agents approached, the men fled as the woman tried to scramble back over the fence into Mexico.

The agents found the woman dangling about 15 feet off the ground. The Nogales Fire Department helped rescue her.

The woman was uninjured and is being processed for immigration violation, reports the Border Patrol.

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