3 Dead, 2 Rescued After Illegal Border Crossing In Extreme Weather Conditions

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Three people died and two were taken into custody Monday after the group got lost while illegally crossing into the United States border near Mount Laguna in San Diego County, California, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Border Patrol dispatch was notified at around 2:15 p.m. local time on Monday that five people needed medical help near La Posta Indian Reservation, a “very rural and extremely rugged” area by the Laguna Mountains, San Diego Sector Border Patrol said in a statement.

The rescue attempt came amid treacherous weather conditions. Early the same day, the National Weather Service office in San Diego tweeted that there was “heavy snow with poor visibility” on Mount Laguna.

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