Three migrants rescued after getting stranded atop border wall

Three migrants rescued after getting stranded atop border wall
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San Diego Fire-Rescue Department officials on Sunday rescued three Mexican nationals who were stuck atop a section of new border wall.

The firefighters were summoned by Border Patrol agents, who spotted the three people around midnight on the 30-foot steel bollard wall in the Otay Mesa border sector.

The migrants, a 36-year-old man and two women, ages 20 and 18, were stuck on top of the wall in foggy conditions that made it wet and slippery, according to a statement released by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Tuesday.

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San Diego Fire-Rescue Department officials used a ladder truck to rescue the three migrants, who were not injured in the ordeal.

“These three were very fortunate to not have fallen from the top of the wall which could have resulted in serious injury or death,” said CBP San Diego sector acting chief Aaron Heitke, according to the statement.

The three Mexican nationals were determined to be in the United States illegally and remanded to a nearby Border Patrol station for processing.