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Border Patrol agents rescue 9 individuals after being lost and injured

IMPERIAL, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Border Patrol agents rescued nine people in separate incidents over the weekend.

U.S. Border Patrol says the first rescue happened last Friday near Ocotillo. Agents received a call from Mexican police about four individuals who had crossed the border and got lost.

Agents quickly responded to the area about an hour later after receiving the call and found a 26-year-old Guatemalan woman with her 2-year-old and a 24-year-old Salvadorian woman with her four-year-old son.

They said one of them needed medical attention due to injuries in the knee. Paramedics transported the woman and her child to a nearby hospital.

That same day, police notified agents of a distress call regarding a woman and three lost children. Agents responded to the scene and found a 28-year-old Ecuadorian woman and three children ages 2, 10, and 14.

In the last incident, agents received a 911 call regarding a man who was lost and had no water. They found the man three hours later and transported him to the hospital after he complained of a knee injury.

All undocumented immigrants in each of these incidents will be processed accordingly. Since October, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have successfully rescued 151 individuals lost or in distress.

As Seen on TV / Border Security / Imperial County
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