Photo: Border Fence
An undocumented immigrant was impaled on a piece of the border fence as he fell from the fence trying to enter the U.S. illegally.
The 23-year-old Mexican national was alive when Border Patrol found him impaled on a rebar rod coming from the bottom of the fence. He had fallen from the border wall.
The unidentified man was treated on the scene by emergency personnel and then transported to the Valley Baptist Medical Center. According to KRGV the Jaws of Life were used to cut the rod out of him.
His current condition is not known.
The incident occurred this past weekend in the Brownsville, Texas at the Sabal Palm Sanctuary area. Brownsville is located directly across from Matamoros, Mexico in the state of Tamaulipas. It is one of the largest border cities in the U.S.