(18 year old dies from apparent heat exhaustion)…Marco Elvires and his cousin had crossed into the US illegally Friday.
They spent most of the day walking through agricultural fields, making there way north. They finally collapsed. The two were discovered and emergency personnel were notified. At 3:51 that afternoon, the two were transported to El Centro Regional Medical Center. Deputy Coroner Steven Green says the 18 year old was pronounced dead at the Hospital. The cousin survived, and was eventually deported back to Mexico. An autopsy on the young Mexican national to determine the exact cause of death. Green said given the fact the pair had no food and very little water that day, and the two had walked several miles in the heat, it is felt the death was heat related.