SAN DIEGO — A mother and daughter with neither food nor water were rescued from the Otay Mountain Wilderness Friday and treated for hypothermia, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.
At noon, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department received a distress call from a woman and her 16-year-old daughter, who were lost in the wilderness area located southeast of Otay Lakes Reservoir.
A sheriff’s helicopter helped agents who were able to locate the women, said Jarrett Decker, Border Patrol spokesman.
After agents hiked to the pair’s location, they began lifesaving treatment, Decker said.
The two had neither food nor water, and were losing consciousness when authorities found them, Decker said.
They were transported via ambulance to a hospital, according to the Border Patrol.
Capt. Thomas Shoots of Cal Fire said the two were treated for hypothermia.
#OtayIC near Doghouse Junction [final] Two patients were rescued by helicopter and ground transported to the hospital with mild hypothermia. [Please disregard previous message which incorrectly stated that there was only one patient]. All units available. pic.twitter.com/BozYpvLCz6
— CAL FIRE/SAN DIEGO COUNTY FIRE (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) November 29, 2019
In < 24 hours, #SanDiego Sector #USBP agents rescued 22 people. Today, agents rescued a 16-yr-old girl & her mother after the pair became lost in the mountains. https://t.co/WI3kxtFlZS. From the coast to the mountains, our brave agents save lives! #HonorFirst #CBP
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— CBP San Diego (@CBPSanDiego) November 30, 2019