YUMA, Ariz. –Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents rescued three individuals Monday, struggling to stay afloat in the Salinity Canal adjacent to the Colorado River.
Department of Defense personnel assisting Yuma Sector Border Patrol notified units in the vicinity that three subjects had entered the Salinity Canal between County 9th and County 10th. A responding Yuma Station agent discovered the trio in distress and struggling to stay afloat. The agent quickly deployed a water rescue bag pulling all three to safety. The illegal aliens were in good health and refused additional medical treatment.
The rescued individuals were Indian nationals, and have been charged with immigration violations.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.