Three illegal aliens rescued after they stuck on top of the new border wall near San Diego
Three people, who tried illegally cross the US-Mexican border, were found trapped in “a precarious situation” on a new section of border wall near San Diego and were rescued over the weekend.
It happened on Sunday at around midnight when three people were spotted by the U.S. Custom and Border Protection agents on the top of the wall near Otya Mesa. A man and two women attempted to climb the San Diego’s new 30-foot steel section of the wall in dense fog and got stuck, officials say.
The smugglers left them alone and eventually they found themselves on the wet and slippery wall.
“These three were very fortunate to not have fallen from the top of the wall, which could have resulted in serious injury or death,” CBP San Diego Sector’s Acting Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke said in a statement. “These dangers are not important considerations to smugglers, who place an emphasis on profits over safety.”
Firefighter with San Diego Fire Department arrived at the scene and used a ladder truck to take them off the wall and lower down safely.
When back on the ground, the three, — a 20-year-old female, and an 18-year-old female — were questioned and appeared to be Mexican citizens who tried to cross into the United States illegally, according to Border Patrol.
Afterwards they were transported to nearby Border Patrol Station for processing. There is no information how they got on top of the wall.