Border Patrol agents rescued two girls who called 911 after becoming lost in the desert near Ocotillo in Imperial County.
The agency reports that the two girls are sisters from Ecuador who were left behind by smugglers in the middle of the night.
#DoubleDanger‼️2 sisters from Ecuador dialed 911 for help after becoming lost in the desert near Ocotillo, CA. These 2 unaccompanied children were left behind in the middle of the night.— USBP Chief Patrol Agent Gregory K. Bovino (@USBPChiefELC) August 24, 2021
These callous human #smugglers won’t think TWICE about the lives of the people they smuggle. pic.twitter.com/6Krk3hiYDW
The girls are 14 and 15 years old. Agents said both girls were found to be in good health and in no need of medical attention.
Both girls will be processed accordingly with a Notice to Appear and will be released to a family member in the United States, the agency confirmed.