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Border Patrol agent injured and airlifted to hospital

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Fellow agents and sheriff's deputies came to the rescue of a U.S. Border Patrol officer who was injured Tuesday in a fall in a remote area near Otay Mountain.

The agent radioed his colleagues about 7 a.m. to report that he had tumbled off a roughly 15-foot bluff in Copper Canyon while on solo routine patrol, suffering head, leg and arm injuries, according to USBP public affairs.

Fellow Border Patrol personnel who were nearby at the time went to the injured agent's aid, stabilizing him at the scene as a sheriff's helicopter was en route to pick him up.

The aircraft personnel took him to a nearby access road, where a medics loaded him into a waiting air ambulance, USBP agent Gerardo Gutierrez said.

The victim, whose injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, was then flown to a hospital. His name was not released.

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