Mexican man dies in Border Patrol custody after falling off US-Mexico border wall

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A man who injured himself while trying to cross the border wall from Mexico into the United States died in Border Patrol custody over the weekend.

The man, identified only as a 33-year-old from Mexico, was found on July 26 by Border Patrol agents after falling off the wall into an open field in Yuma, Arizona, Customs and Border Protection said in a statement Sunday.

He was “immediately rendered aid” in the field, then transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead Saturday.

Customs and Border Protection did not clarify details on his injuries

“We would like to express our condolences to his family,” CBP said in a statement.

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