Border Patrol Agents Rescue Illegal Alien in Distress
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector successfully rescued a woman on Thursday morning.
The rescue was initiated at approximately 7:01 a.m., when
At approximately 7:50 a.m., agents in the field along with Border Search Trauma and Rescue agents located and rescued the missing illegal alien who was trapped in the swift water. There was vegetation and a dangerous undertow that was impeding her from climbing out of the canal. The group declined medical attention and were transported to the El Centro Sector immigration rally point where they were expelled back to Mexico.
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