SAN DIEGO—San Diego Fire and Rescue contacted the Border Patrol yesterday to request their assistance in locating a lost individual near Otay Mountain in Dulzura, Calif.
At approximately 8:45 a.m., Border Patrol dispatchers received a call from San Diego Fire and Rescue stating they had received a distress call from an individual who was lost on Otay Mountain. San Diego Fire and Rescue provided agents with the Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates for the approximate location of the distressed man.
Agents from two stations and the Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) team responded immediately to an area near the GPS coordinates. During the search, a civilian in the area notified a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor that he may have seen the distressed subject.
At approximately 9:45 a.m., agents located the lost individual on a nearby road. After a Border Patrol emergency medical technician (EMT) treated the man for a three-inch laceration over his eye and a contusion to his knee. Emergency medical services also responded and transported the man to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.
To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on major corridors of egress away from our Nation’s borders. The U.S. Border Patrol also maintains strong partnerships with international law enforcement agencies to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in border communities. To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.