Border Patrol Agents Rescue Five Illegal Aliens in Two Separate Events
OCOTILLO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector successfully rescued five illegal aliens in two separate events.
The first rescue occurred Sunday at approximately 4:21 p.m., when El Centro Station was notified by the El Centro Sector Foreign Operations Branch of a distress call from an illegal alien who had made an illegal entry 23 miles west of Calexico. The individual stated that he and three others were lost. The information was relayed to agents who began a rescue operation provided only with landmarks.
Agents encountered a group of four individuals in the mountains of the Jacumba Wilderness near Ocotillo and provided them with water. The agents determined that the group, all illegal aliens from Mexico, had placed the distress call. They all stated that they required no medical attention and were then transported to the El Centro Station immigration rally point where they were expelled back to Mexico.
The second rescue occurred this morning at approximately 5 a.m., when El Centro Sector was notified by the California Highway Patrol radio communications of a distress call from an individual who had made an illegal entry 20 miles west of Calexico. The individual stated he was left behind by a larger group and was lost with no food or water. The information was relayed to agents who began a rescue operation provided only with GPS coordinates.
Agents encountered an individual in the Jacumba Wilderness south of Ocotillo and provided him with water. The agents determined that he, an illegal alien from Mexico, had placed the distress call. He stated that he required no medical attention and was then transported to the El Centro Station immigration rally point where they were expelled back to Mexico.
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