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Lost Migrant Rescued

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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, Tuesday morning.

The rescue was initiated at approximately 1:55 a.m., when El Centro Sector Dispatch notified the El Centro Station regarding a lost individual in the mountainous area. Agents were notified of the distress call and responded to the last known GPS coordinates provided. At approximately 3:58 a.m., agents located the individual, approximately a mile 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 individual 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 132 individuals who were lost, in distress, or abandoned by smugglers.

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Last Modified: March 4, 2022