CALEXICO, CALIF.—El Centro Sector Border Patrol is staying busy during this hot summer, with a new total of 11 rescued illegal aliens in just the last four weeks.
The latest incident occurred yesterday at approximately 2 p.m., when a Border Patrol Agent on patrol tracked a group of illegal aliens to the intersection of Mt. Signal Rd. and Highway 98 west of downtown Calexico. The agent encountered six individuals, two of whom appeared to be suffering from heat related illnesses. Emergency medical services were notified, and the two individuals were provided treatment by responding emergency medical technicians. Both individuals were transported to El Centro Regional Medical Center.
After being released, the two females, ages 19 and 20-years-old were determined to be Mexican citizen's illegally present in the United States and were transported to the El Centro Border Patrol station for processing and further evaluation.
El Centro Sector's elite Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) team reminds everyone that, "High summer temperatures combined with the remote and rugged desert environment can be extremely dangerous, which further exemplifies the efforts Border Patrol agents undertake to preserve human life in the course of their duties."
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.