Agents Rescue 2 Migrants Near Ocotillo

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OCOTILLO, CA – U.S. Border Patrol agents from El Centro Sector rescued two undocumented individuals who illegally entered into the United States in the Jacumba Wilderness region Saturday evening.

The incident occurred at about 4:50 p.m., when El Centro agents encountered two migrants, both citizens of Mexico, approximately 3.5 miles north of the border. Agents conducted welfare checks and determined that one of the individuals, an adult female, suffered from a heat-related illness and needed further medical assistance due to severe dehydration. Emergency Medical Services transported her to a local hospital, where she made a full recovery.

The second individual, an adult male, appeared to be in good health and was transported to the El Centro Sector Processing Center. Both individuals will be processed accordingly.

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Since October, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have rescued 233 migrants who have been either abandoned by smugglers, lost or in distress.


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