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Border Patrol Agents Rescue Woman from Drowning

Release Date: 
July 19, 2021

CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector rescued a woman who was at risk of drowning in the All-American Canal Sunday morning.

The incident occurred at about 9 a.m., when agents apprehended a group of four undocumented individuals. The group informed the agents that they left a woman behind in the canal. Agents responded to the location and heard the woman yelling for help. Agents were able to climb down the berm and waded through the vegetation to reach her. Agents were able to pull her out of the canal. 

Agents assessed the woman and determined no further immediate medical attention was needed. All five undocumented individuals were taken into custody and transported to the El Centro Sector Processing Center. All individuals will be processed accordingly.

Since October, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have rescued 234 migrants who have been either abandoned by smugglers, lost or in distress.

Last modified: 
July 28, 2021