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Emergency crews rescue man stuck on border fence in Otay Mesa

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man trying to sneak into the United States over the border fence in Otay Mesa Tuesday got stuck in barbed wire on top of the barrier and had to be rescued by emergency personnel.

The stranded migrant was discovered shortly before 4 p.m. near the southern terminus of La Media Road, near Brown Field airport, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Firefighters used a ladder truck to get to the uninjured man, who was about 20 feet above the ground, SDFRD spokesman Maurice Luque said. It took about an hour to free him, after which he was turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol, according to Luque.

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