Yuma Area Border Patrol Agents Rescue 3 Migrants From Canal

Apr 1, 2020

Border Patrol agents in Yuma have rescued three immigrants from a canal adjacent to the Colorado River.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the three immigrants from India were found to be in distress and struggling to stay afloat Monday in the Salinity Canal in the Yuma area.

Agents deployed a water rescue bag and pulled the three immigrants to safety.

Border Patrol officials say the three were in good health and refused additional medical treatment.

The rescued immigrants have been charged with immigration violations. Their names and ages have not been released.