Moment US Border Patrol agent carries injured migrant on his shoulders through mountains after she got lost and broke her ankle while illegally crossing into California
- US Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector in California rescued a 40-year-old woman who got lost and injured after entering the US
- The woman, whose nationality is unknown, alerted Mexico authorities on June 14 before the El Centro Sector was contacted for backup assistance
- After speaking to the woman and tracing her location, a team of agents were dispatched to the Jacumba Wilderness
- Due to a sprained ankle, the woman was unable to walk and had to be carried off by a Border Patrol agent
- The woman was one of five migrants who were rescued by El Centro Sector agents during a 12-hour period on June 14
A US Border Patrol officer was captured on video carrying a migrant on his back after the woman was injured while illegally crossing into the US from Mexico.
The 40-year-old woman’s illegal journey over the international border line unraveled the morning of June 14 when she got lost in the Jacumba Wilderness region in California, according to US Customs and Border Protection.
The woman alerted Mexico’s C5 hotline, the equivalent of 911 in the US, to request help at 7.45am.
Mexican authorities subsequently contact the US Border Patrol El Centro Sector, which was able to track the injured woman’s location via her GPS and eventually located the migrant at 10.22am.
After diagnosing the woman with a sprained ankle, one of the Border Patrol agents carried her away and made sure to balance himself as he walked through the rocky terrain, as seen on a video released by CBP on Sunday. She was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
A US Border Patrol agent from the El Centro Sector in California carries a 40-year-old woman who got lost and sprained her ankle moments after illegally crossing the border on June 14
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that the agents from the El Centro Sector were able to reach the injured female migrants after she illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and had her rushed to a local California hospital for treatment
The woman was one of five migrants rescued during a 12-hour period by El Centro Sector agents later. They were all formally processed for unlawfully entering the United States without legal documentation.
It’s unknown if any of the migrants were expelled to Mexico.
According to the El Centro Sector Border Patrol, agents have rescued 156 migrants who were either lost or required emergency attention since October 1, 2020, the beginning of the fiscal year, which runs until September 30, 2021.
This chart shows how 2021 border crossings – pictured in blue – rocketed on crossings made in 2020, represented by the brown line (2018 is pictured in gray, with 2019 in orange)
A CBP monthly report released June 10 showed that Border Patrol agents stopped 180,034 migrants in May along the southwestern border, a slight increase from 178,854 the prior month, with the increase driven largely by single adults.
From March to May more than 530,000 people were apprehended and pushed back into Mexico after attempting to cross without legal immigration documents.
Encounters with unlawful border crossers at the United State-Mexico border were at a low of 17,106 in April 2020 before increasing during President Donald Trump’s last eight full months in office. The numbers of encounters at the southwestern border increased during President Biden’s first four months at the White House.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson told DailyMail.com that the agency was unable to break down the total number of migrants who were stopped for illegal border entry while Trump and Biden shared office in January.