Mexican man dies after falling from Texas border wall while trying to enter the US
31-year-old Mexican man has died after falling from the border wall in Texas, while trying to enter into the United States, Border Patrol said.
The agency in a press release on Sunday, April 3 said the deceased was spotted climbing the border barrier on the Mexican side on March 16 west of the Paso Del Norte International Bridge in El Paso.
When agents arrived, the man was lying unconscious on the US side with injuries to his upper body and head.
The man was given medical care and eventually taken to an El Paso hospital where he was placed on life support the day after his fall.
He eventually died on March 22 after being taken off life support.
A growing number of immigrants have sustained injuries while entering the US illegally by climbing the border wall, El Paso immigrant advocate Ruben Garcia told The Post Monday, April 4.
As the director of Annunciation House, the largest immigrant shelter in El Paso, Garcia said he’s seeing immigrants who’ve hurt themselves on the wall two or three times a week.
“We’re receiving a 23-year-old ingenious woman from Guatemala who fell off the fence– fractured her ankle and then fractured her back. She’s coming to us in a wheelchair. We get those all of the time, all of the time,” Garcia said.