This caravan migrant from El Salvador is seen digging his way to the US, tunneling under a metal fence at the Mexican border in California, then racing back to Mexico after agents spotted him and a cohort Friday.
Cesar Jobet, 18, and Daniel Jeremias Cruz, 18, scooped away mud and dirt with their hands for about 15 minutes, American soil visible through slats in the fence, as agency photographers shot a series of them in action.
One photo shows Jobet upside down and halfway submerged in the tunnel, his legs and feet sticking straight up.
The two teens managed to make it across to the US side briefly, crossing from Playas de Tijuana into San Diego, according to the Agence France-Presse.
But they weren’t in the US for long.
Border patrol agents saw them — and the teens bolted.
“No idea why he and Daniel ran, maybe just a rush adrenaline,” the photographers, Pedro Pardo and Guillermo Arias, said in a joint statement to The Post.
After they returned to Mexico without being apprehended, Jobet and Cruz rejoined other members of their caravan, the third from El Salvador.