U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued 13 illegal immigrants on Saturday evening June 20, 2020 in the Jacumba Wilderness region of California.
At approximately 6:45 p.m., a distress call was made by a group of individuals near the International Boundary in the mountainous area. Agents performing their assigned duties in the area responded to the location to begin searching for the group.
At approximately 8:25 p.m. a second distress call was made after the original group split up. Agents received the updated information and location coordinates in order to continue the search. Approximately one hour later, agents located the first half of the group consisting of six illegal immigrants that were lost in the mountains.
At 11:17 p.m., agents reported that the second group of seven illegal immigrants had been located.
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Paramedics provided water while also medically evaluating and treating all 13 people, which included three juveniles and ten adults. The 13 individuals, all illegal immigrants from Mexico were expelled to their country of origin after medical evaluation.