Border Patrol officials said they found an infant and a toddler who had been abandoned by smugglers.
They made the discovery after a group of migrants were arrested near Lukeville, Arizona on Thursday.
The children received medical attention and were released to Border Patrol custody, local reports said.
US Border Patrol officials said they found an infant and a toddler who were apparently abandoned by smugglers in the Arizona desert.
Agents made the discovery after a group of people were arrested crossing the border near Lukeville, Arizona on Thursday, and one of the migrants alerted agents to the children's location.
The 18-month-old toddler was found crying, and the 4-month-old infant was found unresponsive and face down, the outlet reported.
Both children were released into Border Patrol custody after they were taken to a hospital.
Tucson Sector Border Patrol Chief John Modlin said the children had been left for dead by smugglers near the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
"Yesterday smugglers left two young children — an infant and a toddler — in the Sonoran Desert to die," Modlin said in a statement, per CBS. "This is not just another example of smugglers exploiting migrants for money