National Guard helicopter crashes near southern border

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There were multiple fatalities after a National Guard helicopter carrying three soldiers and a Border Patrol agent crashed near the southern border in Texas, authorities said. 

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The helicopter went down in La Grulla, a border town that sits near the Rio Grande in Starr County.

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National Guard helicopter downed

A National Guard helicopter seen after crashing in La Grulla, Texas on Friday.

Law enforcement sources told Fox News that the three National Guard soldiers were working on federal orders on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security.

The helicopter was a New York National Guard “Lakota.”

Authorities at helicopter crash site

Authorities in La Grulla, Texas, at the site of a National Guard helicopter crash. 

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Fox News Digital has reached out to the Starr County Sheriff’s Office, the National Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 

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