(Another rescued in the desert)….El Centro Sector Border Patrol says that is now 13 in the last 5 weeks.
The latest rescue came Saturday at around 11:00 am. A Border Patrol agent tracked a group near Old Highway 80 and Highway S-2, about 22 miles west of Downtown Calexico. The agent discovered four individuals, one of whom appeared to be suffering from heat related illness. Emergency medical services were notified, and the man was provided treatment by the responding EMT’s. He was transported to El Centro Regional Medical Center. After being released from the hospital, it was determined the 57 year old man was a Mexican Citizen in the United States illegally. He was transported to the El Centro Border Patrol Station for processing and further evaluation.