Why This Man Says He Was Forced Into A Well

Mar 28, 2014 11:34am
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The cries of a Guatemalan man caught the attention of U.S. Border Patrol officials who said they found him trapped at the bottom of a dry well in the Arizona desert.

Emergency rescue teams pulled the man out of the 40-foot well  earlier this week. Border Patrol officials said he did not appear to be injured.

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The man, whose name was not released, said he was forced into the well by two armed smugglers after he refused to carry drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said.

The man is being processed for removal from the U.S., according to a Border Patrol news release.

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