CALEXICO — U.S. Border Patrol agents saved an undocumented immigrant from drowning in the All-American Canal just east of here Thursday.
Agents patrolling near the canal saw three men walking on the canal bank around 2:45 p.m., according to a press release from the U.S. Border Patrol.
As an agent approached the individuals they jumped into the canal, apparently trying to swim across it to go back to Mexico.
One of the men started struggling to stay afloat. The agent threw the man a Save-a-Life disc and pulled him to safety.