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Immigrant Impaled While Trying to Climb Border Fence

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Posted: Sep 18, 2013 3:28 PM

Updated: Sep 18, 2013 4:07 PM

BROWNSVILLE - An illegal immigrant was impaled by a metal rod after he fell while trying to climb over the border fence in Southmost Brownsville.

The incident happened Saturday in the Sabal Palm Sanctuary area. Paramedics took the 23-year-old Mexican national to a hospital after firefighters used the Jaws of Life to cut the rod.

"They were able to cut the rod from him and get him into an ambulance and get him to the hospital safely," Brownsville Fire Chief Lenny Perez said.

The man remains at Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen.

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