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NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Agents Rescue Woman Impaled after Falling off Border Wall

Release Date: 
November 25, 2018

SAN YSIDRO, Calif. —San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a woman who fell from the primary wall about one-mile east of the San Ysidro Port of Entry and impaled herself on pieces of rebar on Friday.

Border Patrol agents render aid to a woman who obtained serious injuries after jumping over a wall to enter the country illegally.
Agents render aid to a woman
who obtained serious injuries
after jumping over a wall to
enter the country illegally.

On Nov. 23, at around 8:25 p.m., agents responded to the area and found the woman had fallen from the border wall after she climbed over it to illegally enter the country.  The woman landed on rebar that pierced her side and buttocks.  Agents rendered aid and requested EMS and the San Diego Fire department for assistance.  The woman was also taken to a local hospital and is currently being treated for non-life threatening injures.

Agents identified the woman as a 26-year-old from Guatemala.  She was accompanied by her two children; a three-year-old and a five-year-old.  Both children were also taken to a hospital for evaluation of potential fall trauma.  They were later released back into Border Patrol custody. 

San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott said, “Entering our country illegally, particularly over our walls is not only dangerous, but also very foolish.  This woman placed her own life and her children’s lives in peril.  She could have easily died if not for the quick response by our agents and EMS.”

This area is an active construction site as 14-miles of wall are being installed to replace the decades old landing mat wall.

To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on corridors of egress away from our Nation’s borders.  To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.

Last modified: 
November 26, 2018