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Yuma Sector Border Patrol rescue three from Salinity Canal

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.

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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.

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