A scene that played out earlier this week is playing out again in San Diego. Border Patrol agents have rescued two more unaccompanied minors found abandoned by unknown adults where the border wall ends at the side of a mountain. A young boy who was also abandoned was also found this week. The alarming trend is evident with the San Diego sector recording a 64% increase this year in unaccompanied children cases.
CBS8 reports the siblings, ages five and six, were reportedly hoisted over large boulders by two unknown adults who left them there.
“Reports were they were crying, noticeably upset obviously being left there, but seemed to be in good health. They were taken back to the station and medically evaluated,” said Border Patrol spokesperson Jeff Stephenson.
“They had the mother’s name and phone number written on their arm. They also had a handwritten note essentially with the same information on it,” Stephenson said.