SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KYMA, KSWT, KECY)- Three people were rescued by Border Patrol agents on January 5 after being stuck on the new border wall in San Diego.
The U.S. Border Patrol said agents patrolling near Otay Mesa saw a man and two women illegally climbing the new 30-foot steel bollard wall.
Agents said they reached out for help after seeing the smugglers abandon the trio leaving them stuck on top of the wall.
The San Diego Fire Department used the ladder truck to remove the three people from the wall without any injuries.
Agents said the trio were Mexican nationals.
The 20-year-old woman, 36-year-old man, and the 18-year-old woman were transported to the nearest Border Patrol station for processing.
“These three were very fortunate to not have fallen from the top of the wall which could have resulted in serious injury or death,” said San Diego Sector’s Acting Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke.
“These dangers are not important considerations to smugglers, who place an emphasis on profits over safety.”