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Friday, 1 January 2021

US border agents rescue a Mexican migrant, 25, after he was found hanging from wall that juts out into the ocean in California

  • Mexican man, 25, got stuck while scaling border wall in California on Tuesday  
  • Patrol agents found him suspended on section which extends into Pacific Ocean 
  • Mexican authorities helped free him and US Customs escorted him to safety 
  • He was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for hypothermia and knee painA Mexican migrant who got stuck on the border wall in California had to be rescued by border agents as he tried to enter the US illegally. 

    After trying to scale down the wall, the 25-year-old man became suspended from a section of the wall which juts out into the Pacific Ocean and was found by patrollers at Imperial Beach on Tuesday.  

    He was hanging above the water line and Mexican authorities were able to free him from the fence. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents then escorted him to safety and he was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for hypothermia and knee pain. 

    A 25-year-old man was hanging from the border wall in California after he became stuck and was found by border patrollers in California (pictured)

    A 25-year-old man was hanging from the border wall in California after he became stuck and was found by border patrollers in California (pictured)

    The agency took the opportunity to warn of the dangers human trafficking but did not confirm if the latest incident was a result of human smuggling. 

    Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke said: 'Let this serve as a grave reminder. A smuggler's sole motive 

    'When the going gets tough, they will leave you hanging, both literally and figuratively. Our agents will always preserve lives whenever possible.'

    It comes as earlier in the month U.S. Customs and Border Protection found 36 undocumented immigrants crammed into a stash house in Laredo, Texas, after federal and local authorities were given an anonymous tip-off.

    CBP agents with the aid of federal and local law enforcement discovered 36 undocumented immigrants at a stash house in Laredo, Texas, on Wednesday

    CBP agents with the aid of federal and local law enforcement discovered 36 undocumented immigrants at a stash house in Laredo, Texas, on Wednesday

    CBP said the migrants unlawfully entered the United States and were citizens of Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua

    CBP said the migrants unlawfully entered the United States and were citizens of Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua

    According to CBP, the individuals were citizens of Mexcio, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

    Despite tougher restrictions imposed by the administration of President Donald Trump to curtail illegal immigration at the Mexico-United States border.

    CBP has reported an uptick in apprehensions in along the southwest border region for six consecutive months dating back to April, when the federal immigration enforcement agency detained 16,182 individuals for unlawful entry into the U.S.

    CBP data showed 66,337 apprehensions in October, an increase from 54,771 in September and 47,283 in August.

    Data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection highlights a six-month increase in apprehensions and inadmissibles reported along the southwest border dating back to April

    Data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection highlights a six-month increase in apprehensions and inadmissibles reported along the southwest border dating back to April

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