(FOX5NY.COM) - A man entering the United States illegally apparently fell from a 30-foot-high border wall between Mexico and the U.S. in El Centro, California, federal officials said.
U.S. Border Patrol agents found the man, who had back and leg injuries, behind the Gran Plaza Outlet Mall at 9 p.m. Sunday, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
"When Border Patrol agents arrived on scene, they quickly determined that the man required immediate medical attention and provided aid and comfort and called Emergency Medical Services," CBP said in a news release. "EMS professionals and fire department personnel arrived shortly after to assess the man's injuries."
The medics determined the man had broken both legs so a helicopter airlifted the wounded man to Palm Springs for medical treatment.
"The El Centro Sector Border Patrol reminds the public of the dangers involved in attempting to cross illegally into the United States," CBP said. "The newly established border wall system is 30 feet tall and attempting to climb up or down could result in potentially life-threatening injuries."