JACUMBA, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a distressed illegal alien who was lost in the desert while making an attempt to illegally enter the United States.
The incident occurred yesterday at approximately 6 p.m., when Border Patrol Radio Dispatch received a call from the California Highway Patrol regarding an individual in distress that was lost in the desert north of Jacumba, Calif. El Centro Sector agents responded to the man’s last reported location and conducted a systematic search of the area. Border Patrol agents located a man who appeared to be suffering from a heat related illness. Agents summoned emergency medical services which provided medical attention to the man.
The 22- year old man was transported to a nearby medical center for further observation where he was stabilized. It was later determined the man was a Mexican citizen illegally present in the United States and was transported to the El Centro Border Patrol station for processing.
The El Centro Sector’s Community Awareness Campaign is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats. We encourage public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play a key role in keeping our country safe. Please report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at 1-800-901-2003.