Border Patrol Agent Saves Woman from Drowning in Sanchez Canal

Steve Neavling

 A woman trying to reach the U.S. by swimming across a canal bordering Arizona and Mexico was rescued by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, the Yuma Sun reports.

The woman and two others who said they were Mexican nationals were trying to swim across the Sanchez Canal late Friday.

But as the water level rose, the woman couldn’t stay afloat, prompting the agent to throw a rope to rescue her, the Sun reported. When that didn’t work, an unidentified agent jumped into the water and pulled her to safety.

“Three individuals attempting to swim the Sanchez Canal … are alive today thanks to the quick action of a Yuma Sector Border Patrol agent,” a Border Patrol press release stated.


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