YUMA, Ariz. – A Yuma Station Border Patrol boat unit, along with Air and Marine Operations (AMO) pilots from Yuma Air Branch and Yuma Proving Ground, responded to a Yuma County Sheriff’s Office 911 call regarding two kayakers in distress at Mittry Lake.
After AMO pilots located the kayakers, the Border Patrol’s boat unit retrieved the duo from the lake.
Rural Metro treated both kayakers for hypothermia before releasing them in good health.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.