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Yuma Sector BP Rescues Three Illegal Aliens from the Salinity Canal

Release Date: 
March 31, 2020

YUMA, Ariz. –Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents rescued three individuals Monday, struggling to stay afloat in the Salinity Canal adjacent to the Colorado River.

Photo Courtesy of U. S. Customs and Border Protection
Photo Courtesy of U. S. Customs
and Border Protection

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.


Last modified: 
March 31, 2020