San Diego

1 lifeless, 5 injured at border near Otay Mesa

Authorities stated one man was pronounced lifeless at the scene. Five different individuals have been transported to a hospital.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — One man died Friday after trying to climb the U.S.- Mexico Border fence in Otay Mesa, authorities reported Friday. The man fell from the secondary fencing west of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Outbound Commercial Facility in Otay Mesa, based on Border Patrol. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, San Diego Fire-Rescue and San Diego police responded to the scene of the incident, which was reported round 5 a.m.

Authorities stated one man was pronounced lifeless at the scene. Five different individuals have been transported to a hospital. 

No different info was launched.

“The sheer volume of patients is the real difference that we’re seeing, it’s something we haven’t seen before,” stated Dr. Vishal Bansal, the chief of trauma surgical procedure at Scripps Mercy.

Dr. Bansal stated they’re treating a number of the sufferers from this morning’s incident.

Friday’s loss of life at the border wall comes simply days after a UCSD Health research confirmed that extreme accidents and deaths from falling over the U.S. Mexico border wall have skyrocketed lately. 

Doctors at UC San Diego Health started noticing more patients coming in with severe accidents from border wall falls. They imagine it is linked to a top enhance of the wall.

(*1*) stated Dr. Amy Liepert, the Medical Director of Acute Care Surgery at UC San Diego Health.

Dr. Liepert and a number of other different UCSD medical doctors started wanting into incidents that occurred from 2016 by means of 2021.

“Around 2019 there was a big change,” she stated. “We found in that three years before period, we had 67 patients and the three years after period, 375 patients.”

That’s a five-time enhance in extreme accidents. These sufferers require in depth care and lengthy hospital stays.

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