Video: Man falls from 30-foot Calexico border wall, breaks legs

Posted at 3:15 PM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 18:15:45-04

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.

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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.