YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Border Patrol agents in Yuma rescued three undocumented immigrants from drowning at the Salinity Canal last Thursday.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it was the second rescue in a week where agents have saved the lives of those misjudging the canal's strong currents.
Agents patrolling the area said they responded to the canal just before 8 p.m. near County 13 1/2 after a group of 23 undocumented immigrants crossing the border attempting to cross the canal.
Two men and a man couldn't escape the canal's fast-moving current. Thankfully agents threw swimming discs to pull them out of the canal.
Last Tuesday, agents saved two Cuban nationals from the current.