Jacumba, Calif. — Today, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a distressed illegal alien who was lost in the mountains while making an attempt to illegally enter the United States.
The incident occurred at approximately 1 a.m., when Border Patrol Radio Dispatch received a call from the California Highway Patrol regarding an individual in distress that was lost in the mountains north of Jacumba, Calif.
El Centro Sector Border Search Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) agents responded to the man’s last reported location and conducted a systematic search of the area. Border Patrol BORSTAR agents located a man in the rugged mountainous terrain who confirmed that he was the caller in distress. Agents then performed a medical evaluation of the man who appeared to be suffering from dehydration and exhaustion. Agents provided treatment on scene.
The 42- year-old man was later determined to be a Mexican citizen illegally present in the United States and was transported to the El Centro Border Patrol station for processing.
The El Centro Sector’s Community Awareness Campaign is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats. We encourage public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play a key role in keeping our country safe. Please report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at (800) 901-2003.
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.