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Border agents save mother, daughter from remote part of Otay Mountain

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Posted at 9:41 AM, Nov 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-30 12:41:47-05

DULZURA, Calif. (KGTV) — A woman and her 16-year-old daughter were rescued from a remote part of Otay Mountain Friday.

U.S. Border Patrol said the woman and teenager were found after being lost without food and water in a mountainous area of southeast Otay Lakes Reservoir at about 12 p.m.

Border Search Trauma and Rescue and San Diego Sheriff's Department responded to the rescue effort. Border agents had to hike to the mother and teen's location and begin life-saving treatment.

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Agents said the pair were losing consciousness and incoherent when they were found.

A helicopter was used to take the two to an ambulance, which brought them to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The incident marked the 21st and 22nd rescues by border agents performed in 24 hours, after 20 people were rescued from a storm drain near San Ysidro on Thanksgiving Day.