Border Patrol Agents Rescue 3 Men in Distress Near Ocotillo
EL CENTRO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from El Centro Sector rescued three men that were in distress in the Jacumba Mountain Wilderness area south of Ocotillo Sunday morning.
At around 5:35 a.m., agents received information from El Centro Sectors Radio Communications that three individuals were in need of assistance from possible dehydration. Agents were able to speak to one of the individuals via cell phone and determined that they were in an area south of Ocotillo. This location is a mountainous region not easily accessible by vehicle.
Agents assigned to the area and to the Border Search and Rescue (BORSTAR) team responded to that location.
At approximately 7:35 a.m., a BORSTAR agent was able to locate the individuals and assessed that two of the three men were severely dehydrated. The agent rendered medical attention by administering intravenous (IV) fluids and notified Ocotillo Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services for additional medical evaluations of the men.
The three men were later arrested and transported to El Centro station to be processed for illegal entry.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.