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Border Patrol Agents Rescue Illegal Alien in Distress

Release Date: 
February 11, 2021

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 Remote Video Surveillance System operators from the Calexico Border Patrol Station observed four subjects on the bank of the All American Canal approximately 16 miles east of the Calexico Downtown Port of Entry.  Agents responded to the location and arrested the four illegal aliens. At this time, the group informed the agents that they were missing a female who could possibly be trapped in the thick vegetation along the bank of the canal.


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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Last modified: 
February 11, 2021