The mother-of-two fell while scaling a fence near the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego Friday night
The 26-year-old Guatemalan woman landed on pieces of rebar that punctured her side and buttocks
She was impaled in front of her two young children after falling from San Diego border fence while trying to enter US illegally
Her children, ages 3 and 5, were not hurt, they are now in the custody of Border Patrol custody
Their mother was taken to a San Diego hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries
Guatemalan national told agents she was not part of a Central American caravan
According to Border Patrol agent Tekae Michael, a young mother-of-two was injured near the San Ysidro Port of Entry at 8.25pm on Friday and landed on pieces of rebar that pierced her one side of her body and her buttocks.
The 26-year-old Guatemalan woman was with her two children, ages 3 and 5, when she crossed illegally, said Border Patrol Agent Tekae Michael. She told agents she was not part of the massive migrant caravan camped out in Tijuana, Michael said.
Responding border agents administered first aid to the woman and requested paramedics and the San Diego Fire Department for assistance.
The migrant was then transported to a local hospital and is currently being treated for non-life threatening injures.
The woman’s children, ages three and five, were not hurt. They were evaluated at a hospital and subsequently released back into Border Patrol custody.