Man Lost in the Desert Rescued by Border Patrol Agents

GPS coordinates from the man's phone helped narrow the search area

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) agents rescued a man who was lost in the desert Monday afternoon.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., California Highway Patrol notified El Centro Sector radio that a man had called their dispatch claiming to be lost in the desert.

Agents obtained GPS coordinates from the man's phone and were able to narrow the search area. Border Patrol Agents assigned to BORSTAR responded to the Carrizo wash area, as did agents on duty assigned to the S2 immigration checkpoint.

BORSTAR agents were able to locate the man at approximately 3:50 p.m. He appeared to be in good health and did not require medical attention.

The man was transported to the El Centro Border Patrol Station for further care and investigation.

It is unknown how he got lost.

The El Centro Sector Community Awareness Campaign is a program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats. 

Report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at 1-800-901-2003.

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