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Yuma Station Boat Unit Rescues Four from Colorado River

Release Date: 
July 5, 2010

Yuma, Ariz. - U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued a family of four stranded in the Colorado River on Saturday morning.

At about 1 a.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to Yuma Station's boat unit heard shouting coming from the Colorado River near the Cocopah RV and Golf Resort. A family of four was floating in an inflatable swimming pool and was unable to make it shore.

After launching their pool into the river near Avenue 4 ½ E, the group floated past the location where they intended to go ashore. The family began to shout for help, and agents responded and pulled them to safety.

No one was injured or required medical attention. The group had been floating down the river for nearly 12 hours when agents heard their cries for help.

To report suspicious activity, contact the Yuma Sector Border Patrol's toll free telephone number at 1-866-999-8727.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017