Border Patrol agents rescue illegal immigrant from All American

Border Patrol agents rescue illegal immigrant from All American Canal

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Calexico, Ca.- Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station rescued an illegal immigrant from the All American Canal.

It happened Sunday evening around 6:30.

Agents say a 30-year old male from Mexico was in the water and struggling to stay afloat.

Agents tried several attempts to get the man out with a flotation device, but they were unsuccessful.

Agents then put on life vests, entered the canal themselves, swam towards the man and pulled him in safely to the canal bank.

Another Mexican national was with the man at the northern bank of the canal. 

Both men were unharmed and found to be Mexican citizens illegally present in the U.S. They were taken to the Calexico Border Patrol station to be processed.

Agents say although the All American Canal appears to be calm, it is extremely dangerous.   

They say it is common that smugglers operate with little concern for the lives of the illegal aliens they attempt to guide across the U.S.-Mexico border. 

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