(56 year old dies after jumping the fence)…It was caught on Border Patrol surveillance video.
Juan Mendoza, a Mexicali resident, was seen jumping the Border fence Wednesday West of Calexico. Officials say when he jumped down from the fence he did not move. Border Patrol agents responded to the scene, performed emergency procedures, and had Mendoza transported to El Centro Regional Medical Center. In a report filed by Deputy Coroner Steven Green, Mendoza was pronounced dead at the hospital. Deputy Coroner Rodolfo Barron says an autopsy will be performed Friday. He said the video was not that clear when the man hit the ground, making it difficult to speculate as to what might have happened to cause fatal injuries. He said natural causes are not being dismissed at this time.