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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.

Border Patrol Aids Illegal Alien after Severe Fall

Release Date: 
August 6, 2018

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. 

Last modified: 
August 7, 2018