OCOTILLO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from El Centro Sector rescued an undocumented individual this morning near the Jacumba Wilderness region near Ocotillo.
The incident occurred at approximately 7:55 a.m., when El Centro Station received information of a distress call received by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) regarding an individual who illegally crossed into the United States. The individual stated to CHP that he was tired, without food, water and lost. CHP provided the contact information of the individual, last known GPS coordinates and a brief description of the surrounding area given by the lost individual.
Agents working in the field were notified of the distress call, responded to the area, and began the search using the information provided. At approximately 10:35 a.m., agents located the individual, an adult male Mexican national, approximately 4.5 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border.
Agents conducted a welfare check of the individual and safely escorted him back to the vehicle to be transported to the El Centro Sector Processing Center to be medically evaluated.
The individual will be processed accordingly.
Since October, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have successfully rescued 332 individuals lost or in distress.