Guatemalan migrant, 26, is IMPALED in front of her two young children after falling from San Diego border fence while trying to enter US illegally
- The mother-of-two fell while scaling a fence near the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego Friday night
- She landed on pieces of rebar that punctured her side and buttocks
- Her children, ages 3 and 5, were not hurt; they are now in Border Patrol custody
- Their mother was taken to a San Diego hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries
- Guatemalan national told agents she was not part of a Central American caravan
A Guatemalan migrant attempting to enter the US illegally with her two young children last week was impaled by pieces of rebar after falling from a border fence.
According to Border Patrol agent Tekae Michael, the 26-year-old woman was injured near the San Ysidro Port of Entry at 8.25pm on Friday and landed on pieces of rebar that pierced her one side of her body and her buttocks.
Responding border agents administered first aid to the woman and requested paramedics and the San Diego Fire Department for assistance.
Border Patrol agents are seen administering first aid to a 26-year-old Guatemalan mother who impaled herself scaling a border fence in San Diego with her children Friday
The migrant was then transported to a local hospital and is currently being treated for non-life threatening injures.
The woman’s children, ages three and five, were not hurt. They were evaluated at a hospital and subsequently released back into Border Patrol custody.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported the Guatemalan national told federal agents she was not part of the migrant caravan that traveled from Central America to the Mexican border city of Tijuana.
‘Entering our country illegally, particularly over our walls, is not only dangerous, but also very foolish,’ San Diego’s Chief Border Patrol Agent Rodney Scott said Saturday. ‘
‘This woman placed her own life and her children’s lives in peril. She could have easily died if not for the quick response by our agents and EMS.’
The rebar is part of ongoing work to replace 14 miles of decades-old fencing. It’s not related to the American military’s recent mission to fortify the fence in response to the caravan.
The incident took place near the San Ysidro Port of Entry, which was blocked by Customs and Border Protection and Department of Homeland Security agents this week