Border Patrol agents rescue a drowning woman from a canal

CALEXICO, Calif. - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a woman who was drowning in the All-American Canal on Wednesday evening.

She was found in an isolated area approximately 32 miles east of the Calexico West Port of Entry. 

Calexico Border Patrol agents received a radio notification that an individual had climbed over the border fence and fell into the All-American Canal. Border Patrol agents located the woman struggling to stay afloat in the canal and pulled her out to safety.

The woman was transported to a medical center in Yuma, AZ. for treatment where she was diagnosed with hypothermia and anxiety. The woman was later medically cleared and returned to the Calexico Border Patrol Station for processing.

The woman, a 29-year-old Mexican national will be returned to Mexico.

Since Oct. 1, 2016, there have been six reported rescues attributed to the El Centro Sector Border Patrol.


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