U. S. Border Patrol agents rescued two children who had been abandoned along the border near Jacumba.
At about 3:00 p.m. Monday , agents saw a man and a woman walking just south of the international border with two small children. Agents saw the couple lift the two children over some large boulders where the border wall ends at the side of a mountain. Agents arrived at the scene and found a 6-year old boy and a 5-year old girl alone and crying. The children were taken to a Border Patrol station for care. At the station the children provided agents with a handwritten note which had their mother's name and phone number on it. The mother's name and phone number were also written in marker on their forearms. Agents were able to contact the children's mother and obtain more information about the children. Chief Borer Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke said , " It is unconscionable that anyone would abandon these small children and those responsible for smuggling events like this will be aggressively prosecuted".