San Diego- On Monday, May 28, at approximately 8:30 P.M., the San Diego Sector Border Patrol's International Liaison Unit requested assistance from agents assigned to the Boulevard Border Patrol Station. A four-year-old male United States citizen was reported to have been hit by a vehicle while visiting family just south of the international border in Jacume, Mexico.
Agents responded to a remote area in Jacumba, Calif., which resides on the U.S. side of the international border. They observed the young child was seriously injured and instructed the boy's family to lift him over the fence. The boy's cousin, an 18-year-old male United States citizen, was also lifted over the fence to assume responsibility for the child.
Agents determined the child was in critical condition and a Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technician performed life-saving techniques for 40 minutes until paramedics arrived. The child was airlifted to a local hospital, where he is reported to be in stable condition. The boy's father stated, "I am extremely appreciative and want the agents who helped my family to know that I am thankful for their efforts and for the Border Patrol as a whole."
The U.S. Border Patrol is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of those in distress in the border region. Since October 1, 2011, Border Patrol agents have rescued 15 people in San Diego Sector.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.