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Man tries to hang himself from U.S.-Mexico border fence in Calexico

Man survives after attempted hanging from U.S. border fence in Calexico

A 27-year-old man tried to hang himself from the border fence in Calexico, authorities said Monday.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent near 1st Street saw the man scaling the fence with a rope on the Mexico side about 7 p.m. Sunday, the Press-Enterprise reported.

The man wrapped the rope around his neck as the agent approached, hanging himself on the U.S. side of the fence, said Border Patrol Agent Eduardo Jacobo, according to the newspaper.

The agent grabbed the man by his legs, elevating him to release the pressure around his neck, until another agent arrived to help, a Border Patrol news release said.

The rope came loose and the agents lowered the man to the ground. An agent revived him when he was unresponsive.


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