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Lost Migrant Rescued Over the Weekend

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OCOTILLO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from El Centro Sector rescued an undocumented individual in the Jacumba Wilderness region near Ocotillo, Sunday night.

The rescue was initiated at approximately 9:35 p.m., when El Centro Sector Dispatch notified the El Centro Station regarding a lost individual who claimed to be traveling alone and in need of assistance. Agents were notified of the distress call and responded to the last known GPS coordinates provided. At approximately 9:55 p.m., agents located the individual, approximately ten miles north of the U.S./Mexico border.

After a wellness check of the individual, it was determined no medical assistance was needed, and it was verified that the person did not possess the required documents to be present in the United States legally. 

The individual was taken into custody and transported to the El Centro Sector Processing Center for additional medical evaluation and to be processed accordingly. 

Since October, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have successfully rescued 108 individuals who were lost, in distress, or abandoned by smugglers.

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Last Modified: February 23, 2022