Video shows girl, 3, falling off ladder at the U.S.-Mexico border
Shocking video shows a three-year-old girl FALLING from a smuggler’s ladder as she crosses a 16-foot border fence
- A three-year-old girl was caught on video falling from a 16-foot fence at the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday just after midnight
- Video shows her falling from the top of the fence onto the U.S. side of the border
- She’s picked up by a group of migrants waiting at the bottom of the fence
- Two smugglers are seen running off holding the ladder on the Mexico side
- She suffered minor injuries in the fall and Border Patrol called paramedics
- She was arrested as a part of a group of 49 Guatemalans
- The group was arrested three miles east of the San Luis commercial border crossing in Arizona
- Not far from this crossing, border agents reported the largest illegal migrant crossing on January 14 where 376 Central Americans were arrested
- Fencing-related injuries at the border are on the rise as two girls injured their ankle and broke several vertebrae crossing the fence in Phoenix on December 7
This is the moment a three-year-old girl trying to enter the U.S. falls 16 feet from the top of a border fence, leaving her with minor injuries.
The young child was entering the U.S. illegally with her mother as a part of a group of of 49 Guatemalans who scaled the fence from Mexico near Yuma, Arizona.
The crossing took place just after midnight on Sunday, three miles east of the San Luis commercial border crossing.
The alarming clip was shared on Twitter by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency on Monday, where it has already racked up over 7,000 views.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection released shocking video of a three-year-old girl falling from the border fence as she was illegally crossing in a group of 49 migrants from Guatemala on Sunday just after midnight
The three-year-old girl fell as she was crossing the outdated fence and sustained minor injuries in the devastating fall
The child pictured falling before seemingly landing in the arms of the migrants waiting below. Border Agents called paramedics to the scene and she was cleared on the spot
Border Patrol shared the video on Monday where it’s racked up 7,000 views. Agents called paramedics for the little girl and she along with the rest of the group were apprehended
The black and white surveillance video shows the child perched on the top of a smuggler’s ladder near the top of the 16-foot fence for a moment before falling off.
She seems to fall into the arms of a group of people milling around on the U.S. side of the fence, but it is not clear if she hits the ground directly.
Two adults are seen sliding down the fence with more control after her.
The three three join the group of people waiting on the U.S. side, and two smugglers from Mexico’s end are seen running off carrying their ladder with them.
‘I don’t know if the mother was with the child. But in the video you can see that the child actually falls from almost the top of the border wall and lands on the ground and may or may not have tried to be stopped by the individuals who are in the group,’ Jose Garibay, Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector spokesman said to AZCentral.
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Not far Sunday’s crossing, border agents reported the largest illegal migrant crossing on January 14 where 376 Central Americans were arrested after entering through burrow holes under the barrier fence
The large group of 376 migrants pictured above after they were apprehended crossing the border near Yuma, Arizona
Garibay did not provide specifics on the kind of injuries the child sustained in the fall.
Border agents tended to the little girl after the fall, calling in paramedics to treat her injuries. She was cleared on the spot then released back into the agency’s custody.
The area near the San Luis commercial border has become a hot spot for dangerous and illegal crossings.
Not far from this crossing, border agents reported the largest illegal migrant crossing on January 14 where 376 Central Americans, most hailing from Guatemala, were arrested after they illegally crossed through burrow holes under the old barrier.
Garibay said Sunday’s group just one of several other migrant groups border agents encountered at the Yuma border over the weekend, although it was one of the larger groups.
According to Border Patrol, agents in Arizona and south Texas have arrested 53 groups larger than 100 migrants since October.
Also on Monday Arizona Border Patrol announced that a group of 242 Central American immigrants were arrested in Lukeville on Thursday morning after they entered the country illegally (above)
The group of 242 migrants arrested in Lukeville, Arizona on Monday pictured above
They’ve also hospitalized more than 2,200 people that crossed the border since December.
Injuries relating to crossing the daunting 16-foot fence, are also on the rise.
On December 7 a 14-year-old girl was hospitalized with several broken vertebrae after falling off the notorious fence and landing on her back in Phoenix. Another 17-year-old girl injured her ankle during the same crossing.
President Trump has called the situation at the border a humanitarian crisis as migrants from Central American continually attempt to make the dangerous trek and illegal crossing into the U.S.
Also on Monday Arizona Border Patrol announced that a group of 242 Central American immigrants were arrested in Lukeville on Thursday morning after they entered the country illegally.
They had crawled over and under a crude vehicle barrier separating the U.S. and Mexico. 130 were juveniles, 11 of which were without a legal guardian.
The group entered the U.S. by crawling over and under a crude vehicle barrier separating the U.S. and Mexico. 130 were juveniles, 11 of which were without a legal guardian
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