CALEXICO — Quick thinking of U.S. Border Patrol agents helped save two undocumented immigrants from drowning in the All-American Canal.
A press release from the U.S. Border Patrol states that around 4:40 p.m. Monday two agents saw two people trying to swim across the All-American Canal about two and a half miles west of the downtown Calexico Port of Entry.
The agents noticed the immigrants were having trouble swimming and were yelling for help.
One agent threw a floating disk to one of the immigrants while the other agent ran the bank of the canal and got into the water.
The agent handed the immigrant a rope and pulled him out of the water. The other immigrant got out of the water with the assistance of the disk.