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El Centro Border Patrol agents rescue lost migrants

Group called for help from mountainous area near Ocotillo

OCOTILLO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have made yet another rescue in the Jacumba Wilderness area.

Agents got a call from the El Centro Sector's Foreign Operations Branch (FOB) just before one Tuesday morning. FOB reported receiving a distress call from a group of four undocumented immigrants who had crossed into the U.S. illegally. The caller claimed he and his traveling companions were lost and had no food or wather.

El Centro Station's Mountain Disrupt Unit rolled out and began the search using GPS coordinates from the caller's cell phone.

Agents found the group just before 2:15 a.m. None needed medical attention. All were Mexican nationals. Agents processed the immigrants, then removed them back across the border.

Since October, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have successfully rescued 112 individuals lost or in distress.

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