El Centro Sector Border Patrol rescues are on the rise during this harsh weather and agents now have rescued 18 illegal aliens during the last few weeks. The latest incident occurred Monday when agents received information from the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office regarding some lost individuals. The lost individuals were located north of Ocotillo in an area known as Painted Gorge. Agents found three individuals, who claimed to have made the distress call for help. The three men were determined to be Mexican citizen’s illegally present in the United States and were transported to the El Centro Border Patrol Station for processing and further evaluation.