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Woman dies after being hung from border fence in Arizona

Authorities in Arizona are investigating the death of a woman who apparently ended up hanging upside down on a border fence this week.

A 32-year-old Mexican woman attempted to scale the border fence near Douglas, Arizona, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office said in a prepared statement.

Sheriff’s deputies and Border Patrol responded to the scene late April 11 shortly after receiving a call from Mexican counterparts. They found a woman who had died after spending “a considerable amount of time” hanging upside down from the fence.

According to authorities, the woman was using a rappelling harness to climb on the Mexican side. At the top, her foot got caught as she tried to descend on the American side. Authorities rushed the woman to a local hospital where she “was pronounced dead.” Since the incident, the authorities have been in communication with the Mexican consulate.

“These types of incidents are not political, they are humanitarian realities that someone has lost a loved one in a senseless tragedy,” Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels said in a statement. We must do better to find solutions to the challenges facing our border, and we must do it for the right reasons.

Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist from Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and senior Breitbart management. You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. He can be contacted at [email protected].

Brandon Darby is the managing director and editor of Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Ildefonso Ortiz and senior Breitbart management. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He can be contacted at [email protected].


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