IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents on duty last night saw two people on a ledge that appeared to be in distress.
An agent from the Imperial Beach Station was the first on scene and called in the report. Two illegal aliens who had attempted to enter the U.S. were stranded on a steep ledge and one appeared to be injured. Chula Vista Fire and Rescue (CVFR) responded at approximately 1 a.m. this morning.
Border Patrol emergency medical technicians were on standby as the CVFR crew extracted the first victim. He was treated at the scene and no additional medical aid was required. The second man was extracted and was transported to an area hospital for a back injury.
In Fiscal Year 2016, the San Diego Sector has rescued 54 people as of July 2016.
To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance in corridors of egress away from our Nation’s borders. 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.