CALEXICO, Calif. (KGTV) — A man was airlifted to the hospital Sunday after illegally climbing over a section of Calexico's border and falling.
The man, who U.S. Customs and Border Protection said had crossed over illegally sometime just after 8 p.m., broke both of his legs and sustained a back injury from the 30-foot fall from atop the border wall.
Video shows the man climbing over and falling to the ground, where he lay motionless.
Border officials said they found him behind the nearby Gran Plaza Outlet Mall at about 9 p.m.
Agents on the scene provided the man with first aid and called in emergency responders, who took the man to a Palm Springs medical center.
El Centro Sector Border Patrol released the video on Twitter this week, reminding the public of the danger of attempting to climb the border wall.