A migrant woman attempting to cross the southern border with Mexico by climbing a fence was impaled this weekend after falling and landing on a piece of rebar, officials said. The 26-year-old Guatemalan mother of two attempted to enter the U.S, near the San Ysidro Port of Entry Friday night.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that the woman was climbing a portion of the fence that was under construction when she fell. The rebar pierced the side of her body. The woman was taken to an area hospital. Border Patrol Agent Tekae Michael said that the woman had two children, ages 3 and 5. After they were evaluated for trauma, they were turned back over to the custody of the Border Patrol. Michael said the woman told agents she was not a part of the migrant caravan heading toward the U.S.