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BORSTAR Agents Perform Rescue

Release Date
Fri, 02/19/2021

OCOTILLO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector successfully rescue an illegal alien Thursday evening.

The rescue occurred at approximately 6:10 p.m., when agents apprehended a group of illegal aliens in the Jacumba Wilderness mountain region of El Centro Border Patrol Station’s area of responsibility.  While interviewing the group, a female subject had problems standing up and answering questions. Agents requested the assistance from Border Search Trauma and Rescue unit (BORSTAR).

BORSTAR agents arrived, evaluated the female, and determined that she had a weak pulse.  At this time, intravenous fluids were administered to improve her condition.  After her condition improved, she was extracted from the mountains with the assistance of BORSTAR agents. Agents and the group of illegal aliens arrived at Interstate 8 nearly three hours later. 

The illegal aliens were evaluated once more and cleared to be transported. The subjects stated they required no medical attention and were then transported to the El Centro Sector immigration rally point where they were expelled back to Mexico.

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Last Modified: Feb 19, 2021