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Old 11-24-2007, 12:50 PM   #1
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Illegal Border Crosser Saves Boy, 9
Youth Survives Canyon Crash, Mother Dies

POSTED: 8:45 pm MST November 23, 2007
UPDATED: 10:17 am MST November 24, 2007
ARIVACA, Ariz. -- Federal agents arrested an illegal border crosser who cared for a 9-year-old boy found wandering alone after his mother died in a canyon crash in southern Arizona.

The boy was looking for help after his mom crashed her van off a cliff south of Arivaca on Thanksgiving Day.

The 45-year-old woman had been driving on a U.S. Forest Service road in a remote part of Santa Cruz County just north of the Mexican border when her Chevrolet Astro failed to negotiate a curve at about 3 p.m., vaulted into the canyon and landed 300 feet from the roadway, Sheriff Tony Estrada said.

The woman, from the small Arizona town of Rimrock north of Phoenix, was still alive but pinned inside, Estrada said
Her son, who was unhurt but disoriented, crawled out to get help and was found about two hours later by Jesus Manuel Cordova, 26, of Magdalena de Kino in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.

Unable to pull the mother out, Cordova comforted the boy while they waited for help. The woman died a short time later.

"He stayed with him, told him that everything was going to be all right," Estrada said.

As temperatures dropped, he gave him a jacket, built a bonfire and stayed with him until about 8 a.m. Friday, when a group of hunters passed by and called authorities, Estrada said.

The boy was flown to University Medical Center in Tucson as a precaution but appeared unhurt.

Cordova, meanwhile, was taken into custody by Border Patrol agents who were the first to respond to the call for help. He had been trying to walk into the U.S. when he came across the boy.

Estrada said the boy and his mother were in the area camping. The woman's husband had passed away only two months ago, Estrada added.

Estrada said Cordova likely saved the boy and his actions should remind people not to quickly characterize all illegal immigrants as criminals.

"They do get demonized for a lot of reasons and they do a lot of good. Obviously this is one example of what an individual can do," he said.

The names of the woman and her son have not been released pending notification of relatives
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Wow, regardless of the unfortunate circumstance is good to see there are people out there that genuinely care for others they don't even know...
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Old 11-24-2007, 06:43 PM   #4
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Old 11-24-2007, 06:51 PM   #5
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:21 PM   #6
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that's awesome! He could of helped himself by just ignoring it and continuing on but he stayed and helped! That's awesome
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we should have more post about people helping other people... Even NoFear and I could agree on that Huh???
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:29 AM   #8
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i heard about this on the radio. if EVER there were someone that should be granted citizenship, its this guy.
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