The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released images of the moment in which an officer carries a migrant woman on her back who was injured while trying to cross the border illegally from Mexico. .
According to reports, in the morning of June 14, a 40-year-old woman sent a distress call to the Mexican emergency service informing that was lost in a mountainous area of the Jacumba Wilderness, in the state of California after entering the United States.
US Border Patrol agents were notified and managed to trace his location. When they found her, they realized that the woman could not walk due to a sprained ankle. In the video you can see one of the officers carrying the woman on his shoulders while trying to move through the rocky terrain.
#ICYMI: El Centro Border Patrol agents rescued 5 undocumented individuals over 12 hours in separate incidents on Monday. One woman needed to be carried out over rough terrain due to an ankle injury. Read more via @CBPElCentro: https://t.co/IJ5TtsScYspic.twitter.com/lSwvmWScro
— CBP (@CBP) June 20, 2021
Eventually the woman was transferred to a hospital for medical attention. She was one of the five migrants rescued on the same day by the Border Patrol of the El Centro Sector. All of them were prosecuted for illegally entering the United States.
According to data from the US Customs and Border Protection, their agents have rescued 156 migrants who were lost or required emergency care from October 1, 2020.
The US government has expressed its concern about the growing illegal migratory crossing into its territory. Despite the strengthening of its borders, hundreds of thousands of people from Central America and Mexico try to reach the United States in search of better living conditions.