EL CENTRO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Border Patrol Station encountered a severely injured man behind the Gran Plaza Outlet Mall at 9 p.m., Sunday evening.
The man injured himself after falling from the International Border Wall, which stands 30 feet tall, when he entered the United States illegally.
When Border Patrol agents arrived on scene, they quickly determined that the man required immediate medical attention and provided aid and comfort and called Emergency Medical Services (EMS). EMS professionals and fire department personnel arrived shortly after to assess the man’s injuries.
EMS established that the man has sustained bilateral femur fracture to both legs and a possible back injury. The man was taken by REACH helicopter to a medical center in Palm Springs.
The El Centro Sector Border Patrol reminds the public of the dangers involved in attempting to cross illegally into the United States. The newly established border wall system is 30 feet tall and attempting to climb up or down could result in potentially life-threatening injuries.