Four people attempt to illegally cross US-Mexico border, three seriously injured near Otay Mesa

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Three people were injured at California-Mexico as they attempted to illegally enter the United States between Otay Mesa and Garita De Otay, Mexico, authorities confirmed Thursday.

About a half mile west of the Otay Mesa Port of Entry, agents found four individuals that were either atop or had fallen from the international border barrier around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, according to Tekae Michael with the U.S. Border Patrol. Michael said that agents found three men suffering from leg injuries who had appeared to have fallen from the border wall. The fourth man was rescued via aerial ladder by the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Three victims were transported to U.C. San Diego Medical Center in life-threatening condition. The fourth was taken into custody by border patrol.

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