Two men who illegally entered the U.S. east of San Diego called 911 Tuesday saying they were lost in the desert and without water.
Officers with the El Centro Sector Border Patrol rescued the two Mexican citizens in the desert northwest of Imperial, California. The men are 55 and 24 years old.
A 911 call from the men went to the California Highway Patrol about 2 p.m. The pair said they hadn’t had water in two days. One of them was said to be in and out of consciousness, according to U.S. Border Patrol officials.
With their phone battery at 50 percent, the men gave officials the GPS coordinates to help guide them to their location.
A team of agents with Border Search Trauma and Rescue found them in rugged desert terrain.
Federal officials say they will be processed and returned to Mexico.