CALEXICO — Three bodies were recovered from the All-American Canal east of here Thursday.
County Coroner Investigator Deputy Gary Hayes said two bodies were found by Imperial Irrigation District employees around 12:30 p.m. near a hydroelectric generating plant.
While coroner investigators were attempting to recover the two bodies from the canal, a third was found.
Hayes said it is thought the bodies were those of illegal immigrants because of where they were found.
"It's a routine route for the smugglers to use," he said.
No identification was found on the bodies.