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Border Patrol agents rescue Mexican man who hanged himself on border fence

- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Mexican man was revived by a Border Patrol agent Sunday night after he tried to hang himself from the border fence on the U.S. side in downtown Calexico, California.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent in the area that separates the California city from Mexicali, Mexico, saw the 27-year-old unidentified man scaling the fence with a rope on the Mexico side about 7 p.m. Sunday, the Press-Enterprise reported.

As the agent approached, the man wrapped the rope around his neck and hanged himself on the U.S. side of the fence, Border Patrol Agent Eduardo Jacobo said.

The agent grabbed the man by the legs and held him up to release pressure on his neck until another agent came to help. They were able to bring the man to the ground and revive him, the newspaper reported.

The man was taken to to Calexico Regional Medical Center for evaluation.

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